Many years ago, when I was much younger and hoovering up Tom Clancy's novels, he was describing one of the characters. He used a line I've never forgotten: "Like many heroes, he was physically unremarkable."Like the first time I read about Arnold Ridley and his trench raid wounds, hard to re-concile with the part he played in Dad's Army;
While conscientious objector Pte Godfrey could not hurt a fly, Arnold Ridley endured horrific hand to hand combat in the trenches at the Somme in 1916www.mirror.co.uk
Peter Butterworth, the Carry On actor, auditioned to be in the film portrayal of the wooden horse escape. He was rejected as not having the necessary 'heroic' physical attributes.
Peter Butterworth took part in the real wooden horse escape.