Could captain Manwering meet Hawkeyes pierce?

I am currently watching a program about Dad’s Army on the BBC. I was just thinking: in a way, Dad’s Army could be said to be the british MASH. Of course, in many ways they are completely different, one British one American, yet they are both comedic reactions to war. They both expose it’s futility and absurdity. One is set in Korea, the other in World War Two, but the question occurs: could dads army and MASH be saying the same thing? As a student of culture, that is an intriguing question. Could they, in their own ways, both be reacting to war in the same way? After all, how can one react to the absurdity of war other than with more absurdity?

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