Combat! (1964): S02E20 – The Hostages


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.


Saunders, Doc, and Caje get the opportunity to shower at an abandoned barber shop found by Private Barnabo. While the three are showering, however, Barnabo is murdered and the rest are taken hostage by German Captain Aptmeyer and his NCO, who have been trapped behind American lines and are trying to get back to their own side. Aptmeyer holds Saunders and Caje hostage while he frees Doc to get an ambulance to transport them out of the village and back to German territory. Doc becomes the central character in this episode as he goes about getting an ambulance for which …

Combat! Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 January 1964.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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