Combat! (1964): S03E03 – Point of View


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

Sergeant Saunders faces court martial, charged with a reckless decision costing two machine gunner’s lives. The gunners’ NCO O’Neill accuses Saunders of forgetting to check if the combined squads had ammo for their bazooka, just before a panzer attack. Instead of retreating prudently, Saunders ran down the hill they were defending to not only lug the ammo back up, but drag his wounded squad member who carried it, to safety. That allowed the tank time to get close, and blow up the 2 machine gunners. As the protagonists’ commanding officers square off, Caje and Kirby …

Combat! Series

You can find a full index for Combat! Series 03 here.

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 29 September 1964.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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