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Dr. Strangelove Scene 18

Scene 18

Scene 18

  • Mandrake looks at some of Ripper's weirdo scribblings about our "purity of essence" and "peace on Earth."
  • Suddenly, a soldier named Col. "Bat" Guano (guano is bat poop) bursts into the room with a gun and arrests Mandrake.
  • The British officer tells Guano that he's figured out the recall code, but Guano is suspicious and doesn't even know what Mandrake's talking about.
  • Mandrake tries to call the War Room from a red office phone, but all the shooting outside has knocked out the phone lines.