Saturday, January 3, 2009

north africa or bust

Nothing says macho like jumping dunes in a jeep with guns blazing. The show was called RAT PATROL (1966-68) and Brook and I used to watch religiously. There were other WWII themed movies airing in the early to mid 60's which include: Combat! Twelve O'clock High and Gallent Men.

The show was pulled from broadcast in Europe because the English took offense to the dominant American presence in the show. It was after all the English/New Zealand/Rhodesion LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP that took it to the Jerrys by modifying trucks and jeeps with machine guns.

Rat Patrol was a good show, but it seems to me that I would have enjoyed the show just as much with more British behind the guns.

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