Losing her family in the war, a young French woman becomes embittered against both armies. She witness the Germans setting up their artillery, and Sgt. Saunders must convince her to reveal the Germans' location.

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Marie Marchand
Jack Hogan ...
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Dick Peabody ...
Conlan Carter ...
Doc
Charles Macaulay ...
Capt. Baumer
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G.I. Radio Man
William Speckman ...
1st German soldier (as William Speckmann)
Kort Falkenberg ...
Hans
Guy De Vestel ...
Uncle Henri
Maurice St. Clair ...
Andre
Steve Lander ...
German #1 (as Steven Landers)
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Losing her family in the war, a young French woman becomes embittered against both armies. She witness the Germans setting up their artillery, and Sgt. Saunders must convince her to reveal the Germans' location.

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3 December 1963 (USA)  »

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After Saunders' patrol exchanges fire with the Germans guarding the artillery piece, a German soldier rushes their position and is immediately shot down, falling to the right of the screen and hitting a tree branch in the process. Then some historical footage of artillery pieces being readied and fired is shown, after which the same soldier again charges their position and dies a second time (although the footage is disguised somewhat the second time by re-use as a closeup). See more »

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Strong Guest Star Acting & Great Artillery Sequences
6 June 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Marie Marchand (played by Marisa Pavan) has watched war tear apart her town and then her dad is killed for being a collaborator. She is in pure hysterics as her father is shot and no one can stop it. She takes off on bicycle wanting to get away quickly from her town. The townspeople are very much against her as they believe her dad was a collaborator. Unfortunately, no one but higher management Americans knew her father was working for the Americans. As usual Lieutenant Hanley and Sergeant Saunders have to deal with the now bitter Marie who feels the Americans were directly responsible for her father's death.

To add insult to injury, Lieutenant Hanley gives the order to bring Marie back for questioning. She agrees to come back for the sake of her dying uncle whom she has found in his burned out home.

On the way back, Hanley changes the orders to search for German artillery and Marie feels she is again being betrayed by the Americans. Both Kirby and Littlejohn think Marie is lying when she states she knows the whereabouts of the German artillery. During the ensuing distress brought on by this latest change, Marie's uncle dies.

Saunders gives Marie a very convincing pitch about how her dad would want her to help pinpoint the German artillery location; so much so that Caje does not have to translate.

Normally I would rate this episode average except for 1), Marisa's extremely strong performance and 2), the superb American artillery scenes toward the end which are among the very best artillery scenes presented in the entire Combat TV series. Combat scenes are excellent also being characterized by pure suspense at times. It's interesting to note Vic Morrow was always very economical when he fired his tommy gun and this episode is no different. In reality, Vic did not like guns.


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