When a U.S. recon plane crashes, Sgt. Saunders' men race a German patrol to recover the pilot and his film. The Americans get there first, but carrying the wounded airman on a stretcher over heavily wooded hills slows them down. Then the Americans must cross a river to return to camp, while wily Nazi Sgt. Beckman counters Saunders' every trick.Written by
When an Allied plane that was filming the German facilities crashes near a river, Sgt. Saunders and his squad are assigned to retrieve the pilot and the film in the camera. A German patrol commanded by the experienced Sgt. Beckman also heads to the spot. Saunders and his men arrive first and rescue the wounded pilot and the film. They put the camera back in the nose of the plane expecting to lure the Germans and hide in the woods. But Sgt. Beckman finds the truth and hunts down the American soldiers in the beginning of a cat and mouse game.
"Anatomy of a Patrol" is a great episode of "Combat!" with a great dispute of strategies between two experienced sergeants. James Caan has a magnificent performance in the role of the German sergeant in one of his first works. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "Anatomia de Uma Patrulha" ("Anatomy of a Patrol")
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