Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »
An American tank arrives and knocks out one of the bunkers, but the tank is taken out by German infantry using a rocket launcher. Again the GIs are beaten down the hill - losing more men to the hill....
Told in three parts, Patrick Carpentier's "The Irregularity of the tearing" is a three part cine-diary on intimacy, sensuality and desire. Part one, "God is a Dog" (2004) is shot on Super 8... See full summary »
This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »
Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered character studies of men striving to maintain their own humanity in the midst of a world torn by war. Written by
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Littlejohn carried the "B.A.R." (Browning Automatic Rifle), a bi-pod equipped 30.06 machine gun, and for good reason. At 6'6", he was the 'biggest' cast member, and these weapons, as a rule, were issued to the "heftiest" man in a squad because of their massive weight and recoil. Being an excellent marksman didn't hurt either. The B.A.R. was manufactured to be a semi-/full-automatic rifle, but equipped with a magazine, rather than belt-fed ammunition, could also be used as a single-shot long range sniping weapon. While not overly effective in "close-quarters" firefights, it was well known to be an extremely intimidating weapon to the enemy, due in large part to its overpowering "volume" and the unmistakable "pom-pom" effect when fired. See more »
Under-chin helmet straps are hardly ever secured (fastened), and either just hang loose or are tucked inside the helmet. This not only violates combat readiness practice, but would cause helmets to constantly fall off during physical movement in combat situations. You can see this often happen to the actors in many episodes. See more »
Don't just stand there sucking on a prune pit, get these men some water!
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Combat!--A hard hitting WWII adventure series that featured top flight writing and character development. Frequently "guest stars" appeared in single episodes, for example Tab Hunter appears as a major league baseball player who eventually proves himself as a combat infantryman. Another guest star was James Coburn as an English speaking German soldier, disguised as an American corporal, whose mission is to infiltrate the American lines. The two lead roles of Lieutenant Hanley and Sergeant Saunders portray realistic combat leaders of World War II. This series represents the zenith in the careers of Rick Jason and Vic Morrow.
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