Sgt. Peter King, a veteran of the Great War (and decorated in it for some unknown reason) and Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson are stationed at Aldershot, 40 miles southwest of London, with the Army Dental Corps in 1942. Both are afraid they will never see action on the continent, so they write a letter to Churchill to explain their action, go AWOL, and steal a boat to invade France -- all by themselves. Armed with two revolvers and a dozen grenades, our bumbling pair look for German bases and trains to sabotage. Should they make it home safely, they'll likely face a court martial for desertion. This 2002 British movie, released in the US two years later, is based on a true story detailed in the book Amateur Commandos by Raymond Foxall. It's sweet, droll, and unchallengingly pleasant.
This report prepared by David Loftus