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:

shwet said...

That's not fair, why fat people got rejection.
But nice information.
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Bob Bushell said...

Oh dear.

Pat Hatt said...

Guess he couldn't throw his weight around then

Christine said...

Interesting, wow.

Harry Hamid said...

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

"Germans defeated... with birds!"

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

So essentially being overweight probably saved his life.

Huggybear said...

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

Jen said...

That's just crazy to me!

Martha said...

At least he tried.

Kirk said...

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

Su-sieee! Mac said...

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