The compendium is an armchair companion for viewing the classic television series "Combat!," starring Vic Morrow as Sergeant Saunders. "Combat!" was television's longest-running World War II drama and honored the frontline U.S. infantryman.
Airing originally on ABC from 1962 through 1967, "Combat!" followed the exploits of the fighting men of Company K's second platoon as they battled their way across Europe. A critical and popular success, "Combat!" lives on in syndication, where it continues to attract new fans.
The gritty drama attracted an impressive roster of guests, including luminaries from the past, current film stars, and the risingn stars of tomorrow. Lee Marvin, Mickey Rooney, Tom Skerritt, James Caan, Beau Briges, Sal Mineo, Eddie Albert, Frankie Avalon, Neville Brand, Charles Bronson, and more all came to "play soldier" with the men of "Combat!"
The book includes comments from Rick Jason, Dick Peabody, Tom Lowell, Pierre Jalbert, Conlan Carter, Jack Hogan, Robert Altman, Robert Blees, Georg Fenady, A.D. Flowers, and Earl Parker. The book has production notes, backstage stories, recollections of the actors, bloopers, reviews of all 152 episodes, and photos. A section of color photos of "Combat!" collectibles is also included.
The compendium is printed on high-quality paper, with a gloss color cover and over 150 photos throughout (both black-and-white and color). Softbound, 8-1/2 by 11 inches.
With a foreword written by Rick Jason (who played Lt. Hanley in the series).