Combat! (1962–1967)
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Far from the Brave 

Sgt. Saunders takes a great risk by giving a new private a Browning Automatic Rifle, when he knows he has other men better qualified with it.

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Sgt. Chip Saunders
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Lt. Gil Hanley
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Pvt. Delaney
Jack Hogan ...
Pvt. William G. Kirby
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Pvt. Braddock
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PFC Paul 'Caje' LeMay
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Pvt. Billy Nelson
Dick Peabody ...
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Fletcher Fist ...
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When Saunder's squad stumbles upon a German heavy machine gun, Pvt. Grady Long and his Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) saves the team. However Grady dies and is replaced by Pvt. Delaney, who was a former Army assistant cook. Saunders gives the BAR to him, despite the protest of Kirby that expected to be the next BAR man. When the soldiers are forced to retreat, Lt. Hanley, Sgt. Saunders and their squad is left behind to inform the German movement. They are under siege of the German army and Hanley is ordered to flee since the artillery will bombard the place. While escaping, they are ambushed by a German jeep with a heavy machine gun and depend on Delaney's BAR to succeed. Will he be brave enough to save his squad? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Drama | War

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30 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Loss, Remorse and Meaning of Friendship
15 June 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Saunder's squad stumbles upon a German heavy machine gun, Pvt. Grady Long and his Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) saves the team. However Grady dies and is replaced by Pvt. Delaney, who was a former Army assistant cook. Saunders gives the BAR to him, despite the protest of Kirby that expected to be the next BAR man. When the soldiers are forced to retreat, Lt. Hanley, Sgt. Saunders and their squad is left behind to inform the German movement. They are under siege of the German army and Hanley is ordered to flee since the artillery will bombard the place. While escaping, they are ambushed by a German jeep with a heavy machine gun and depend on Delaney's BAR to succeed. Will he be brave enough to save his squad?

"Far from the Brave" is an episode full of action and emotions of "Combat!". Saunders deals with the loss of a friend; indifference for the replacement; but in the end, remorse, understand the meaning of a life of a stranger and friendship. The chicken scene relieves the tension of this sad show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Longe de Ser um Bravo" ("Far from Being a Brave")


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