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What is your favorite WWII TV series Theme?

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Falcon Jun, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Falcon Jun

    Falcon Jun Ace

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    For me, it has to be the theme for Rat Patrol. Ever since I was a kid when I first saw the series, that theme caught my fascination. A very close second would be Combat. How about you?
     
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    Not sure which I could pick as my favorite but, I do like the following WWII TV series themes well enough:

    Theme from Baa Baa Blacksheep (aka) The Blacksheep Squadron..
    Theme from: McHale's Navy.
    Theme from Twelve O'Clock High.
     
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    The main themes from Patton, the Longest Day and "Suicide is Painless" from M*A*S*H, with honoray mention to the themes from Hogan's Heroes and The Great Escape. As you can tell from my selections, save MASH, I like martial music.
     
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    The Great Escape theme, by Elmer Bernstein, has got to be one of the best ever. :D
     
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    663 Squadron obviously and the theme of 'The World at War'.
     
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    Thanks for mentioning the Hogan's Heroes theme. I always did like that theme.
     
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    Combat!
    Rat Patrol
    12 O'clock High
    McHale's Navy (I was lucky enough to go for a 2 hr ride on the ACTUAL PT-73 used in the original series!)
     
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    Favorite series theme: Victory at Sea
    Favorite movie theme: Battle of Britain
     
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    I know someone is going to say something but...........Hogan Heros
    Ahhh good times........
    Commandant it seems to be always threaten of being shot/downgraded
     
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    I can't name a favourite, but these are the ones I like:

    McHale's Navy
    Hogan's Heroes
    Rat Patrol
    Baa Baa Blacksheep

    You've got to love the openings;

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utKuun2vsis[/YOUTUBE][YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwp_CNPYv5g[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcbifYqpGc[/YOUTUBE][YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga9h8QSAc0s&list=QL[/YOUTUBE]

    Great theme songs on all of them. The best movie themes have to include:

    The Great Escape
    A Bridge Too Far
    633 Squadron
    Patton
    Battle of Britain (& 'Aces High')
     
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    All great shows but I liked Combat best!

    YouTube - COMBAT TV Show Intro
     
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    What a moroon, what an ignoranimous. The subject was favorite WWII series themes and I provided movie and a Korean War-ish themes.

    Here is a better answer: Even though I don't care for the show, I do like the them from Hogan's Heroes.
     
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    I'd pick "Combat". I still remember choosing up sides (my cousin was always "Little John"and I was the small guy 'Le bew'?) and raising He:: around the nearby woods! Thanks for the trip back to yesterdays memories!
     
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    I remember doing the same with my brother and the neighborhood kids. So thank you for bringing that memory back.
     
  20. Falcon Jun

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    LOL! You obviously have a liking for Bugs Bunny :D
     

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