Season 2, Episode 28 The Short Day of Private Putnam
Replacement Orville Putnam (Beau Bridges) has two things to hide from his fellow soldiers: he's interested in botany---and he's 15 years old. Lilyan Chauvin. Harvey: Robert Sampson. Saunders: Vic Morrow.
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- Premise: An unusually realistic (for the 1960s) WWII drama following a U.S. Army infantry platoon after the D-Day invasion. Superbly acted and photographed, the series also made effective use of actual combat footage. Some of its best episodes were written and dire… (more)