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 ...
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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.Written by
Near the end of the last scene of this two-parter, modern vehicle traffic can be seen through a fence in the background during one brief camera shot. See more »
What Is the Final Message?
The stubborn and arrogant Captain Johns decides to keep position protecting the train depot despite the lack of mortars and ammunition. Meanwhile the German Lieutenant proposes Johns to surrender to spare his men, but the captain refuses the offer. He also decides to let Sgt. Saunders and his squad leave the spot but Saunders decides to stay to help the British soldiers. There is another German attack and a surprise happens.
"What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 2" is another impressive episode of "Combat!", with very realistic battle scenes. The episode is engaging but the conclusion is confusing and it is hard to understand the message of the show. Was the proud and arrogant British Captain correct keeping his position to protect a strategic location from the Germans despite the loss of lives? The price was high but in the end victory was achieved. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Para Que as Cornetas Estão Soando? – Parte 2" ("What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 2")
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