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The Day They Built This Wall

[Smith and Schaffer are observing the "Food Republic", a food court nearby Orchard Road / Singapore]


Lt. Morris Schaffer: "If I'm not mistaken, that's a entrance to a food court over there."

Major John Smith: "No mistake, Lieutenant. This the headquarters of the Food Republic Alpenkorps."

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "Oh, swell. Do you have any other surprises I should know about?"

Major John Smith: "I thought you knew, Lieutenant. Why do you think we were chosen for this mission as if not to make social contact?"

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "You mean we're gonna go up there? Mingle with the Singaporeans?"

Major John Smith: "Of course. Why do you think we're dressed as Singaporean sailors?"

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "We'll be recognized as strangers."

Major John Smith: "Training troops come and go all the time. What are six new faces among 600 new faces?"

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "Look, Major, this is primarily a British operation. I'm an American. I don't even know why the hell I'm here."

Major John Smith: "Lieutenant, you're here because you're an American."


[Quote borrowed and modified from "Where Eagles Dare" - 1968]


Shot taken in Singapore, nearby Orchard Road.

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Taken on July 7, 2011