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Older readers may remember the long-running US sitcom Mash, where a character called Klinger tried to prove he was unfit for war by dressing up as a woman and claiming he was mad.

The recurring Klinger joke was, in all likelihood, nicked from the classic novel Catch 22, where the hero Yossarian also tried to get out of the war by feigning madness, in his case by sitting naked in a tree.

Now I'm no conspiracy theorist, but could it be that the reason for Prince Harry's fancy-dress faux pas is a similar attempt to get out of the Army? Probably not, but if it is, he might like to note that it didn't work for Klinger or Yossarian.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 15, 2005
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