Combat! (1965): S03E27 – Cry in the Ruins


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

Unearthing a French baby buried under ruins, unites Hanley’s men and a Nazi squad. All the troops’ hearts go out to the desperate young mother, but as the German lieutenant warns “distrust is a crippling thing.” Laying down their arms in an unauthorized truce proves challenging to the frayed nerves of both squads in the village devastated by both sides’ heavy artillery. Hanley’s squad needs to get out for a rendezvous, the Germans are hustling to re-occupy the ville.

Combat! Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 March 1965.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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