Combat! (1966): S04E25 – Hills Are for Heroes, Part 01


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

This two part Combat! episode is the quintessential story of the futility of war as viewed through the eyes of surviving infantrymen.

An American division of troops is making an assault all along their lines. At the platoon level, Lieutenant Hanley is ordered to take a strategic hill that overlooks a needed road, and the hill is protected by two concrete bunkers with German machine guns and infantry in each bunker. Saunders gets hit in his thigh in the first assault on the bunkers while several other GIs are killed. Hanley asks for artillery support, but his company …

Part 02 here.

Combat! Series

You can find a full index for Combat! Series 04 here.

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 March 1966.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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