History Series / Combat

15th Jun '17 5:43:24 PM moloch
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''Combat!'' was a TV series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]] (Vic Morrow), though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.

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''Combat!'' was a TV series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]] (Vic Morrow), though his entire squad was just as fleshed out. Creator/RobertAltman was a major creative force on the series, directing every second episode of the first season.


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* ComicbookTime: The first season follows a roughly consistent StoryArc from D-Day (June '44) to the imminent liberation of Paris (August '44). The next four all happen around and after that time... but the squad never leaves France.


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* MauveShirt: Early on, Pirosh and Altman made an effort to contract actors for a couple of episodes, so you'd just get to know them before they're killed.
23rd Feb '17 8:06:52 AM Kooshmeister
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* DoomedHurtGuy: Several times the squad will try and rescue a badly wounded G.I., a member of LaResistance, or, sometimes, [[SaveTheVillain even a Nazi]], only to have the individual end up dying despite all their efforts. It was used to great effect to show the futility of war.
6th Jan '17 6:52:17 AM moloch
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* SpinOff: Series/GarrisonsGorillas, made [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as an episode of this show]], but eventually shown as a true PilotEpisode (turning it into a SpinOffSendoff instead.)

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* SpinOff: Series/GarrisonsGorillas, ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas'', made [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as an episode of this show]], but eventually shown as a true PilotEpisode (turning it into a SpinOffSendoff instead.)
15th Dec '16 6:15:00 AM moloch
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* SergeantRock: Sergeant Chip Saunders

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* SergeantRock: Sergeant Chip SaundersSaunders.
* SpinOff: Series/GarrisonsGorillas, made [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as an episode of this show]], but eventually shown as a true PilotEpisode (turning it into a SpinOffSendoff instead.)
6th Jul '16 2:33:30 AM Mdumas43073
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''Combat!'' was a TV series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]], though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.

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''Combat!'' was a TV series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]], Saunders]] (Vic Morrow), though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.
6th Jul '16 2:13:09 AM Mdumas43073
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''Combat!'' was a TV show that ran from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]], though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.

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''Combat!'' was a TV show series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, starting from D-Day [[AbortedArc and never farther than that]] throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured [[SergeantRock Sergeant Chip Saunders]], though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.
26th Mar '16 11:14:23 AM Kooshmeister
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* AintTooProudToBeg: Quite a few of the Germans, noticeably Colonel Hoffen in "Gadjo."
8th Feb '16 7:24:59 AM Skywatcher
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Gavin [=MacLeod's=] Irish brogue in "The Masquers".

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Gavin [=MacLeod's=] Irish brogue British in "The Masquers".
8th Feb '16 7:20:48 AM Skywatcher
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Gavin MacLeod's Irish brogue in "The Masquers".

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Gavin MacLeod's [=MacLeod's=] Irish brogue in "The Masquers".
8th Feb '16 7:19:28 AM Skywatcher
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Gavin MacLeod's Irish brogue in "The Masquers".
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