They kidnapped his son. A German was put to death. Yes, the German was a badass. Only he wasn't guilty.
I would have much preferred the window, those days. You could even see the trees, and the houses, and the little pools after the rain, and the flower beds, and the air balloons.
This is a jet age. What do you see there by the window any more?
Now I am an aisle man. I like to move around.