Combat! (1964): S03E06 – The Hard Way Back


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.


The Germans are entering a French Village, driving the Americans out before them. The squad is in retreat as Sergeant Saunders enters a building and discovers a member of his squad, a private named Kogan, cowering in a corner. As he drives Kogan out of the building, an artillery shell lands nearby and a roof-beam falls on Saunder’s legs, pinning him to the floor. Private Kogan flees from the town in terror, and informs Lieutenant Hanley that Saunders was killed. As the squad marches on, Kogan has an attack of conscience and returns to the village to free Saunders, as the Germans …

Combat! Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 20 October 1964.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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