This two part Combat! episode is the story of the futility of war as viewed through the eyes of surviving infantrymen. An American division of troops is making an assault all along their lines. Lt. Hanley's platoon is ordered to take a strategic hill that overlooks a needed road, but it is protected by two concrete bunkers with machine guns. Saunders gets hit in the first assault while several other GIs are killed. Hanley finds it almost hopeless with Saunders wounded.Watch Now:Amazon
In part 2, things look bleak for the men of King Company, but Lt. Hanley's platoon gets the support of a tank to help take the hill. The tank is destroyed by a German bazooka. Now Hanley plans to use the tank as cover to attack the last German bunker.Watch Now:Amazon
A group of children finds a wounded Littlejohn. They take him prisoner and try to sell him to the Americans, then the Germans.
Saunders assigns Caje as acting squad leader for 3rd squad until the replacement Sergeant arrives. Jackson (Mike Kellin) believes the job should have been his.
In a village devastated by both sides' artillery, a desperate woman searches for her missing baby as American and German soldiers watch helplessly from opposite ends of the street.
While falling back under intense pressure from the attacking Germans, Lt. Hanley stops to help a severely wounded man. The Germans are advancing rapidly, so they take refuge in a vacant pillbox. As the rain begins to fall, Hanley attempts to head for his own lines, but is stopped when three German soldiers enter the pillbox.
When the one person that is detested by most of the squad is wounded, the Germans use him as bait to try and get the men to come after him. Several rescue attempts fail, and each member of the squad must face his conscience in taking a position. Directed by Vic Morrow, this episode differs notably in tone from most episodes of Combat!
A rookie cop and his partner are called to a break in at a shop, when they arrive they go into a dark shop and start to search it. The criminal is still inside and when they find him an altercation ensues and ends up with the rookie cop shooting the burglar. After an autopsy Quincy quickly discovers that the story the rookie is telling is not the truth. With a crusading TV reporter looking into police brutality Monahan wants Quincy to find out exactly what happened and why the rookie is lying before the reports condemn him and ruin his chance of a career in the police.