Combat part 2

Masako and Spam Musubi

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A Quick Review

Combat! ran for five strong seasons, a total of 152 episodes, all of  which  aired on Tuesday nights from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on ABC.  Each episode ran for a maximum of 52 minutes and ran against shows like “Gunsmoke” or the “Red Skelton Show”.  The first four seasons were in B&W with the fifth and final season in color (1967).  Perhaps there is one prominent reason for this show’s continued success success at that time.  Vic Morrow had been heard to proudly boast that the story lines are not about men ATwar, but about men IN war.  I tend to agree.

comzbat 049 Filmed at the famed MGM backlot.

When you think about WWII historically, the Germans surrendered to the Allied Forces just 11 months after D-Day; yet, this series ran for five years.  Sure was a long war.  According to various trivia sources, Saunders was…

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