Combat!: Season 2, Episode 13

Barrage (10 Dec. 1963)

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The Americans have been trying to take a German held hill for the last four days. Five different pilots have given five different locations for German artillery...they have hit them all and... See full summary »

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Alf Kjellin ...
Hans
Jack Hogan ...
Pierre Jalbert ...
Ed Deemer ...
German Soldier #4
Peter Hellman ...
German Soldier #3
Frank Killmond ...
Clark
John Rayner ...
American Sergeant
Horst Ebersberg ...
German Soldier #1 (as Horst Ebers)
Tom Pace ...
German Soldier #2
Dieter Jacoby ...
Machine Gunner #1
Matthias Uitz ...
Machine Gunner #2 (as Mathias Uitz)
John Crawford ...
Gunnar
Tom Lowell ...
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The Americans have been trying to take a German held hill for the last four days. Five different pilots have given five different locations for German artillery...they have hit them all and come up empty. Hanley's orders are to get up the hill, locate the artillery positions and report back. The squad is exhausted but marches upward. They separate and Saunders is wounded in the leg taking on a machine gun nest. Weak from his wound Saunders crawls along until he falls into an abandoned mine and discovers he is not alone. Written by tomtrekp

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Persistence & Determination Are Everything
24 June 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Barrage is a fine example of why persistence and determination are such important principles in life. Saunders, Hanley, and Squad must re con a hill laced with machine gun nests to find out German artillery placements. Probability of serious injury or death is extremely high.

After standing up in front of a German machine gun, Saunders is hit and winds up in a cave. Because of his persistence in re conning the hill, fate puts Saunders in the hands of wannabe German deserter Hans (excellently played by Alf Kjellin.) Hans is a compassionate, non-violent, emotional bundle of nerves by nature who cannot stand war or killing on either side. Saunders shows his determination in convincing Hans to mislead his lieutenant about vital information which ultimately leads to American success.

In the beginning the mission appeared to be impossible and yet everything unfolded correctly for the Americans because of Saunders.

Both German and American artillery scenes are fantastic and make up for a lack of typical rifle and machine gun combat.

The screen writing is excellent and there is a deep meaning and moral to the story. In Han's case trying desperately to do the right thing under enormous pressure led to his salvation.


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