The Rat Patrol
The Rat Patrol TV show was a war action series about 4 allied commandos who have Jeeps armed with .50 caliber machine guns. They used fast attack tactics to fight against Rommel's tank corps in the North African desert during World War II.
Last Episode02x26 The Kill at Koorlea Raid Aired: Mar. 18, 1968
A ruthless German general enjoys his breakfast as his prisoners die of exposure. The Rat Patrol are ordered to assassinate this general, nicknamed …
Series Fun Facts
- On January 4th, 1967, while filming a chase scene on the set of "The Rat Patrol", Christopher George's jeep flipped over, pinning the actor underneath the vehicle. George sustained a cardiac…
[show]On January 4th, 1967, while filming a chase scene on the set of "The Rat Patrol", Christopher George's jeep flipped over, pinning the actor underneath the vehicle. George sustained a cardiac contusion, which never properly healed, and scar tissue subsequently developed. A fatal heart attack he suffered on November 28th, 1983 was attributed to this mishap. He was buried in Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park, in Los Angeles, CA.
- The hat pin worn by Christopher George (Sgt. Sam Troy) is the pin for the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, which also served in North Africa during WWII.
- The first World War II television series made and telecast entirely in color.
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