Combat! (1963): S02E09 – The Little Jewel


Introduction

Combat! is an American television drama series that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The exclamation point in Combat! was depicted on-screen as a stylised bayonet. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II.

Outline

Saunders’ squad encounters a hungry French orphan gobbling rotted food in a bombed-out village. As Private First Class (PFC) Caje doles K-rations to the boy Bijou (which means Little Jewel), the orphan swipes Caje’s wallet, and claiming he found it, asks for a reward of chocolate from the Cajun soldier. While the squad races to bomb an oil depot, the cynical Kirby suspects the Little Jewel is following along to trade the infantry’s attack plan to the Germans. Is Bijou a clever child trying to simply survive or one serving whichever side it benefits him most?

Combat! Series

You can find a full index of Combat! Series 02 here.

You can find a full index and overview of Combat! here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 November 1963.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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