History Series / TheRatPatrol

27th Jul '16 3:56:20 PM nombretomado
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** The show was actually taken off during its first series in the UK after the first six episodes due to the number of complaints received (while TheBBC never brought it back, the series was eventually shown on British satellite TV decades later, and season 1 is available on region 2 DVD).

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** The show was actually taken off during its first series in the UK after the first six episodes due to the number of complaints received (while TheBBC Creator/TheBBC never brought it back, the series was eventually shown on British satellite TV decades later, and season 1 is available on region 2 DVD).
14th Jul '16 2:39:55 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot 'em up}} exploits of a four-man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. It ran for two seasons 1966-68 and 58 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}} and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.

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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot 'em em up}} exploits of a four-man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. It ran for two seasons 1966-68 and 58 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}} and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.
14th Jul '16 2:39:35 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot em up}} exploits of a four man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. It ran for two seasons 1966-68) and 58 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}} and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.

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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot em 'em up}} exploits of a four man four-man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. It ran for two seasons 1966-68) 1966-68 and 58 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}} and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.
6th Jul '16 10:22:26 AM Mdumas43073
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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot em up}} exploits of a four man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. Ran for two seasons from 1966-1968 and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day, although not enough to prevent it from being cancelled after 58 episodes. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.

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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action/adventure show set in the deserts of UsefulNotes/{{Libya}} that follows the {{shoot em up}} exploits of a four man band of Allied soldiers as they wreak havoc on Nazi supplies and missions. Ran It ran for two seasons from 1966-1968 1966-68) and 58 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}} and developed a cult following that has lasted to this day, although not enough to prevent it from being cancelled after 58 episodes.day. Fondly remembered by fans for its leapin’ jeeps, action oriented story telling, and epic explosions.
22nd Apr '16 2:35:19 AM Arivne
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* RealityHasNoSubtitles. In "The Holy War Raid" Sgt. Jack Moffitt speaks in German to Hauptmann Dietrich over the radio in an attempt to trick him. Dietrich isn't fooled - he comments that Moffitt's German isn't as good as Dietrich's English.
7th Apr '16 2:57:55 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BilingualBonus: There are frequent long passages in untranslated German and occasionally French. Hans Gudegast (a.k.a. Eric Braeden), who played Captain Dietrich, is a native speaker, as are most of the Nazi characters who speak German. Apparently he sometimes adlibbed German lines—watch the English speaking Nazi extras trying to keep up.

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* BilingualBonus: There are frequent long passages in untranslated German and occasionally French. Hans Gudegast (a.k.a. Eric Braeden), who played Captain Dietrich, is a native speaker, as are most of the Nazi characters who speak German. Apparently he sometimes adlibbed German lines—watch the English speaking English-speaking Nazi extras trying to keep up.
26th Feb '16 1:01:42 PM MarkLungo
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* HollywoodHistory: Plays fast and loose with reality. The biggest is probably how the show seems to think Americans were in charge of the North African campaign, when they really only entered the fight during the last six months of the conflict. Most of the fighting was carried by the British Commonwealth, and the unit that the Patrol is based on, the [[RalphBagnold Long Range Desert Group]] is still considered an integral part of British special forces culture.

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* HollywoodHistory: Plays fast and loose with reality. The biggest is probably how the show seems to think Americans were in charge of the North African campaign, when they really only entered the fight during the last six months of the conflict. Most of the fighting was carried by the British Commonwealth, and the unit that the Patrol is based on, the [[RalphBagnold [[UsefulNotes/RalphBagnold Long Range Desert Group]] is still considered an integral part of British special forces culture.



* KillAndReplace / DeadPersonImpersonation: Wanted war criminal Colonel Beckman murders his aide Captain Seitel and switches rank insignia with him. When taken prisoner, he passes himself off as Seitel, and the dead Seitel as the real Beckman. He also frames Troy for his "own" murder in this manner.

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* KillAndReplace / DeadPersonImpersonation: KillAndReplace[=/=]DeadPersonImpersonation: Wanted war criminal Colonel Beckman murders his aide Captain Seitel and switches rank insignia with him. When taken prisoner, he passes himself off as Seitel, and the dead Seitel as the real Beckman. He also frames Troy for his "own" murder in this manner.
4th Oct '15 5:50:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: Three out of four main Allied characters are Americans, despite the limited part the US played in the real-life campaign. When the show was briefly licensed by the BBC, the volume of complaints received led to it being rapidly taken off air (it did return to British screens years later, however).

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: Three out of four main Allied characters are Americans, despite the limited part the US played in the real-life campaign. When the show was briefly licensed by the BBC, the volume of complaints received led to it being rapidly taken off air (it did return to British screens years later, however).
31st Aug '15 6:43:03 AM Arivne
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* HandSignals: During the opening titles Sergeant Troy signals his men using hand gestures: prepare to attack (a closed fist) and then to move out (fist opens up). Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcbifYqpGc#t=20s here]].

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* HandSignals: During the opening titles Sergeant Troy signals his men using hand gestures: prepare to attack (a closed fist) and then to move out (fist opens up). Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcbifYqpGc#t=20s here]].
24th Aug '15 9:20:03 PM Cindylover1969
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode title includes the word "raid" (most begin with the definite article, like "The Blind Man's Bluff Raid" and "The Kingdom Come Raid," but there are a few exceptions like "[[PunnyName Mask-A-Raid]]" and "Kill Or Be Killed Raid," as well as the only episode title that ''doesn't'' have "raid" as the last word, "The Wildest Raid Of All").

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every Almost every episode title includes the word "raid" (most begin with the definite article, like is "The ________ Raid" (like "The Blind Man's Bluff Raid" and "The Kingdom Come Raid," Raid"), but there are a few exceptions like "[[PunnyName Mask-A-Raid]]" and "Kill Or Be Killed Raid," as well as the only episode title that ''doesn't'' have "raid" as the last word, "The Wildest Raid Of All").All."
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