Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Alfred and World War One

While he was still a young man, future movie director Alfred Hitchcock tried to join the British army as a regular soldier to help the Allied Powers win World War I. However the British military turned him down for health reasons, mainly due to being too fat.   

13 comments:

  1. That's not fair, why fat people got rejection.
    But nice information.
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  2. Guess he couldn't throw his weight around then

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  3. Think of the weapons that mind could have come up with for the war effort.

    "Germans defeated... with birds!"

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  4. So being fat saved his life, given the appalling death rate of WW1.

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  5. So, in line with what Debra said, all those cheeseburgers and doughnuts saved his life. On balance, he was probably good with that.

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  6. So essentially being overweight probably saved his life.

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  7. There could have been other reasons also. Fatness "could" be a factor, but he may have had poor eyesight etc etc.
    Colin

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  8. You'd think basic training would have gotten him to shed the pounds.

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  9. At least he tried, unlike the oafish thug in the White House.

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