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(1962–1967)

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Season 2

17 Sep. 1963
The Bridge at Chalons
A bitter demolition Sgt. escorted by Saunder's squad to blow up a bridge, feels his men are bunch of incompetent fools, that will get him killed before reaching the target.
 
24 Sep. 1963
Bridgehead
Sgt. Saunders and his squad are assigned to take a strategic heavily protected bridgehead in fifty-five minutes since a convoy needs to cross with no delay. Sgt Sunders plots a suicidal plan while his men question the order. Will they succeed in his plan?
 
1 Oct. 1963
Masquerade
Sgt. Saunders suspects a GI Cpl. and Lt. with a Nazi Col. in custody, are really impostors who want to sabotage command, but he isn't believed by Lt. Hanley.
 
8 Oct. 1963
The Long Way Home: Part 1
Sgt. Saunder's squad is captured and placed in a temporary stockade, where they are interrogated by a cruel SS officer.
 
15 Oct. 1963
The Long Way Home: Part 2
Still interred in a German POW camp, Sgt. Saunders and his squad must find a way to escape before they are all killed.
 
22 Oct. 1963
The Wounded Don't Cry
The squad finds a German field hospital in a French village. Sgt. Saunders and a German soldier must travel together to get a truckload of plasma, but they have an uneasy alliance with each other.
 
29 Oct. 1963
Doughboy
While on patrol in the woods, Sgt. Saunders is taken prisoner by a slightly insane American soldier in a WWI uniform. He believes he is still fighting the First World War, and that Saunders is a German soldier.
 
5 Nov. 1963
Glow Against the Sky
Hiding in a bombed out town, Saunders and his squad leave a badly wounded, delirious Pvt. Nelson for the Germans to find and try to save.
 
12 Nov. 1963
The Little Jewel
Saunders' squad encounters a starving French boy gobbling rotted food in a bombed-out village. As PFC Caje doles K-rations to the boy Bijou (which means Little Jewel), the orphan swipes Caje's wallet, and claiming he found it, asks for a reward of chocolate from the Cajun soldier. While the squad races to bomb an oil depot, the cynical Kirby suspects the Little Jewel is following along to trade the infantry's attack plan to Heer troopers. Is Bijou an innocent child lost in war-torn France, or a Nazi informer ?
 
19 Nov. 1963
A Distant Drum
A wounded Lt. Hanley is pursued by a squad of Germans, and takes refuge in a French farmhouse at great peril to the mother and daughter living there.
 
26 Nov. 1963
Anatomy of a Patrol
Saunders' squad rescues a badly wounded pilot in the woods and his recon film, but then they are chased by a resourceful Nazi Sgt.
 
3 Dec. 1963
Ambush
Losing her family in the war, a young French woman becomes embittered against both armies. She witness the Germans setting up their artillery, and Sgt. Saunders must convince her to reveal the Germans' location.
 
10 Dec. 1963
Barrage
Lt. Hanley's squad is assigned to a suicide mission to locate the German artillery on a hill. Lt. Hanley, Caje and Kirby split from Sgt. Saunders and Private Clark looking for the hidden artillery. Saunders and Clark stumble upon a German machine gun nest and Clark is killed and Saunders is wounded before destroying the nest. He crawls into a cave and passes out. When he awakes, he meets the German deserter Hans that has treated his wound. Saunders summons Hans to move with him to the American lines and the German agrees. But when his Sergeant arrives in the cave with...
 
17 Dec. 1963
Thunder from the Hill
A cold blooded boss within a faction of the French Resistance, pressures Lt. Handley's squad to help raid a German ammo depot before he will take him to his leader.
 
24 Dec. 1963
The Party
This episode is strictly for laughs. The squad is left in a French village to wait for a ride to meet up with Saunders, and Kirby is placed in charge. Three good looking gals smile at our guys as they pass by, and Kirby, Caje, and Billy immediately want to come up with a plan to delay their ride so they can woo the three gals. Littlejohn wants no part in it and tells them, "It won't work." Three Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) sergeants already have dates with the gals, and our guys connive to beat the sergeants out of their dates. Their efforts do not quite ...
 
31 Dec. 1963
Gideon's Army
Saunders' squad happens upon a Nazi concentration camp, occupied only by a few starving Poles. SS overseers killed most prisoners, then fled with the strongest inmates, but in their hurry to flee left behind these men, mostly from the same village. The squad has orders to move on, but few of the liberated are able to walk with them. The men's leader, their former mayor, begs Saunders to stay and help, while their former kapo, also a Pole, wants out with the squad, before the furious prisoners kill him.
 
7 Jan. 1964
The Pillbox
While falling back under intense pressure from the attacking Germans, Lt. Hanley stops to help one of his men who is severely wounded. The Germans are advancing rapidly, so Hanley and his man take refuge in a vacant pillbox. As the rains begin to fall, Hanley attempts to head for his own lines, but is stopped when three German soldiers also enter the pillbox, making for a dramatic standoff. Hanley must make a decision to save his man and kill the Germans, or surrender himself.
 
14 Jan. 1964
The General and the Sergeant
Hanley refuses to let an elderly French ex-general lead Sgt. Saunder's squad in their search for an observation post, but he follows them anyway to prove his usefulness.
 
21 Jan. 1964
The Eyes of the Hunter
A soldier is assigned to guide Sgt. Saunder's squad to a hidden German artillery post, because he knows where they are located. Saunders is warned to keep a close watch on the soldier, but he doesn't know the reason why.
 
28 Jan. 1964
The Hostages
While in their own rear area, Saunders, Doc, and Caje get the opportunity to get showers and clean clothes. While taking showers, they are taken hostage by a German Captain and a German NCO who have been trapped behind American lines and are trying to get back to their own lines. The German Captain holds Saunders and Caje hostage while he frees Doc to get an ambulance to transport them out of the village and back to German territory. Doc becomes the central character in this episode as he goes about getting an ambulance for which he has no authorization. The German ...
 
4 Feb. 1964
Mail Call
Sgt. Saunders' squad blames his bad treatment of likable new member Trenton on his foul mood caused by a letter he has just received but actually Saunders believes Trenton is a coward who fakes injuries to avoid battle.
 
11 Feb. 1964
Counter-Punch
Chaos ensues as the Germans make a breakthrough, and all rear-echelon troops are ordered to get their weapons. Never able to form up into any sort of fighting force, they become stragglers separated from any cohesive unit. Saunders and Caje are also separated from their unit, and they pick up several of the rear-echelon stragglers as they discover they are all now many miles deep in German territory. While the rear-echelon guys have no combat experience, they each contribute in their own way in their effort to get back to their own forces. During their trek back, ...
 
18 Feb. 1964
A Silent Cry
Sgt. Saunders must deliver radios to the French underground, and a radio-expert named Sgt. Perkins goes with him. It's Perkin's first combat mission, and he is very anxious and displeased.
 
25 Feb. 1964
The Hunter
Saunders and Kirby are searching the buildings of an abandoned French winery when they are spotted by two Germans who are using the tower for an observation post. A firefight ensues, and one of the Germans and Kirby are both badly wounded. The German officer, Heismann, snatches Kirby and takes him into the tower building. The wounded German attacks Saunders with a knife, but Saunders finishes him. Saunders has seen the Germans are setting up a large artillery position nearby, and Heismann uses the wounded Kirby to convince Saunders to surrender before he can report ...
 
3 Mar. 1964
What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 1
A British unit holding a depot doesn't know that Allied units around them are retreating from a Nazi offensive, because the Brits' radio is broken. Sgt. Saunders' squad can't join the pullback, because Lt. Hanley orders Saunders' crew to march to the railhead in France, to let the Brits know they are being surrounded.
 
10 Mar. 1964
What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 2
A British captain refuses Allied orders to retreat, delivered by Sgt. Saunders. Instead, Capt. Johns commands Sgt. Saunders' battle-fatigued U.S. squad to dig in at the besieged railhead and help repulse a German advance. Saunders fears it's suicide for all, but the imperial Capt. Johns, a Sandowner and son of a general, insists they can hold the depot against a Nazi offensive.
 
17 Mar. 1964
Weep No More
Squad members, lead by Hanley, run into a young woman. She is, however, mentally scarred, and seeks to return to where she feels safe. She runs back there, and when Hanley goes to get her he finds out the place is now in German hands.
 
24 Mar. 1964
The Short Day of Private Putnam
A new squad member is aggressive and naive - because he's really only 15. Orville Putnam's actual age is discovered by a knowing French bartender he puts his unsubtle moves on, to impress his fellow infantrymen. Orville swears Fauvette to secrecy, but then the squad is ordered to recon a treacherous hill whose treetops are stuffed with German snipers. Sgt. Saunders understands that Orville is covering up for his lack of combat experience, but doesn't know the whole truth about the orphaned teen.
 
31 Mar. 1964
Rescue
This episode is all Lt. Hanley and a bunch of twists along the way. Concussed during an artillery barrage and separated from his platoon, Hanley starts to come out of his daze only to find he is being taken prisoner by an SS soldier. The first twist is when the SS soldier is shot by another SS soldier who frees Hanley. Then we learn the second SS soldier is really a GI corporal who just escaped from a holding area, but his wounded Colonel is still being held by the Germans and has information valuable to the Germans. As Hanley's head clears, he decides they must ...
 
7 Apr. 1964
Command
A wounded Hanley is replaced in the field by Lieutenant Douglas ('Joseph Campanella'), who proves to be surly and opinionated even by Saunders' standards.
 
14 Apr. 1964
Infant of Prague
The squad discovers a group of nuns in a convent, and they travel together through enemy territory. Nearly surrounded by Germans, Lt. Hanley must call in artillery, placing them in great danger.
 
21 Apr. 1964
The Glory Among Men
A bitter, antagonistic replacement whom none of Saunders' men can stand (with good reason) is wounded and pinned down by German snipers...who use him to try and lure his fellow Americans into their ambush.
 

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