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kyreb1862
02-11-2008, 10:15 PM
I was flipping through the channels this evening and came across an old episode of Combat. First time I had seen it in years. This started me thinking, how many shows dealing with WWII were there. I remember the following ones:

Combat
12 0'clock High
McHales Navy
Hogan's Heroes
Baa Baa Black Sheep

How many others were there?

Regards John

beaulieu
02-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Sargent Bilko

rat patrol

kyreb1862
02-11-2008, 10:28 PM
Forgot about Rat Patrol and I wasn't sure if Sergeant Bilko was just an Army show or a WWII show.

DNK
02-11-2008, 11:51 PM
combat ran on a couple of cable stations a couple of years ago at 7:00 in the AM back to back. What is interesting is to see the people who were nobody's then and became big stars. Robt Duval was in a couple of episodes.Always 1 of my favorite shows.

Baz
02-12-2008, 12:01 AM
Black Sheep Squadron?
Used to be on the History Channel saturday mornings, always enjoyed it....

beaulieu
02-12-2008, 12:46 AM
I am sure there is a bunch of British ones too.....

last Summer KDOC-TV here in So Cal had them on Saturday nights, Hogans Heroes , Mchales navy and then Combat

Beaulieu

JamesWilson
02-12-2008, 05:59 AM
Dad's Army (https://home.btconnect.com/howejam/dadsarmy.htm) a British comedy about the Home Guard...

coldplugs
02-12-2008, 07:36 AM
Danger UXB - There are none better. May be the best television drama series ever. British.

Foyle's War - Recent. British.

Don Winslow of the Navy - Ancient. No one under 95 will remember it.

DrEntropy
02-12-2008, 07:38 AM
Gotta agree about the "Danger-UXB" series.

A close second but not THAT war was "The Sandbaggers". Brilliant.

vagt6
02-12-2008, 08:02 AM
Although it's not a series like the others, I can't stop watching episodes of "Band of Brothers". Easily one of the best televised WWII accounts ever.

"Combat" with Vic Morrow was another great WWII TV series. I haven't seen it for many years and I'm glad it's finally being aired again. I'll keep a lookout for it.

I heard it wasn't aired due to the litigation by Vic Morrow's family over the "Twilight Zone - The Movie" film in which Morrow was tragically killed.

At any rate, a great show depicting the advance of U.S. soldiers to Berlin.

I hope it comes my way.

Thanks for posting!

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 10:20 AM
kyreb1862, "sea hunt" about subs.--------- sorry sea hunt stared lloyd bridges and was not a war type series.

TR6oldtimer
02-12-2008, 10:50 AM
Victory at Sea, while not a drama or comedy, enthralled me as a kid and still does, even after doing 6 years in the Navy.

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 11:01 AM
tr6oldtimer, dang that was the other "sea" something i could remember, yup i liked that one too.

beaulieu
02-12-2008, 12:00 PM
When you think about it , thats not many shows ,

I would have though there would be more

Beaulieu

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 12:12 PM
beaulieu, how about the series "the world at war" guess im showing my age here, thats way its taking so much time to remember! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

Don_Neff
02-12-2008, 12:45 PM
"Run Silent, Run Deep" about Submarines in WWII.

We didn't have TV at home so I spent Saturdays at a buddy's house to watch it. I still am fastinated by Submarines as a result of that series.

Don

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 02:38 PM
don neff, good one! i had forgotten about that one, when ever that came on the old man would repeat the story of how he tried out for sub duty something about being placed in some sort of water filled pressurized chamber and had his left ear pop so bad he lost the hearing in that ear for 7 months and never fully recoverd, he said other guys came out with both ears bleeding, they all got scrubbed out.

hottvr
02-12-2008, 02:46 PM
Wonder Woman

Rick

equiprx
02-12-2008, 03:17 PM
<Don Winslow of the Navy - Ancient. No one under 95 will remember it.>

I resemble that remark.

Sgt. Bilko had nothing to do with WW II
Sea Hunt was a SCUBA show not about subs.
You are probably thinking of Silent Service
Run Silent run deep a movie not TV.

DrEntropy
02-12-2008, 03:22 PM
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Mike Nelson!!!

Ivan Tors did that series here, much of it in Silver Springs. Bahamas came later, with a bigger budget.

And I admit to having the "Victory at Sea" series on DVD, will have the "World at War" one soon too.

maynard
02-12-2008, 03:44 PM
Gallant Men

Wackiest Ship in the Army

I know there was a movie, Operation Petticoat, but I also think it was a TV series.

DrEntropy
02-12-2008, 03:53 PM
t'was indeed.

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 05:44 PM
yoo, "china beach" o.k. not my fav. just trying to make up for my wrongly saying "sea hunt" nah that was Lloyd bridges non military series.

Baz
02-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Another one was Colditz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPBfY2AjzI&feature=related) A WWII POW series.

bugimike
02-12-2008, 06:02 PM
Did anyone mention McHale's Navy? (Ant'ny, China Beach was Nam, wasn't it?)

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 06:05 PM
bugimike, yup datt da 1.

anthony7777
02-12-2008, 06:12 PM
baz, that one totally "escapes" me, my memory has gotten worse then i thought, looks interesting.

bugimike
02-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Another one was Colditz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPBfY2AjzI&feature=related) A WWII POW series. My grandpa was a real prisoner there!!!

Steve
02-13-2008, 04:48 PM
Another one was Colditz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPBfY2AjzI&feature=related) A WWII POW series. My grandpa was a real prisoner there!!!

Good for him! It proves that the Germans considered him a right handful. Respect.

Steve
02-13-2008, 04:48 PM
It Ain't Half Hot, Mum: British

'Allo 'Allo: British

bugimike
02-14-2008, 08:25 AM
Another one was Colditz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPBfY2AjzI&feature=related) A WWII POW series. My grandpa was a real prisoner there!!!

Good for him! It proves that the Germans considered him a right handful. Respect.

You got that right!! He wound up there after 5 escape attempts from other stalags!! Colditz was considered escape-proof, but they proved that wrong!! Grandpa had some great stories about that!

beaulieu
02-15-2008, 08:25 PM
PT 109

hilsideser
02-17-2008, 08:20 PM
Hogan's Heros

hilsideser
02-17-2008, 08:22 PM
McHale's Navey

bugimike
02-18-2008, 10:14 AM
You guys have to read the thread from the begining to avoid threepeats! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif