CTVA US Documentary - "Uncommon Valor" (NBC) (1956-57) WWII  Documentary series

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Uncommon Valor (1956-57)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


NBC Films Production
for
NBC / Syndication
Produced William Karn

US War Documentary series 1956-57   26 episodes x 30 min bw

Narrated by Lieutenant General Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith

Premise:
The story of the U.S. Marines in WWII and Korea.
Authentic historic film footage taken by Marine combat cameramen of the
nation's force-in-readiness. Depicts Marine Corps training, weaponry,
deployment and legendary engagements in WWII and Korea.

Photography by Marine, Navy, Army and Japanese combat units
Musical direction by Von Dexter

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NBC Tuesdays 8-8:30pm

[01] Uncommon Valor: THE MARINE CORPS STORY
04Dec1956 [Premiere] NYT WABD channel 5 Tues 8-8:30pm
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
From World War I through the Korean conflict. Twenty-six weekly episodes.

[02] Uncommon Valor: FROM GALLIPOLI TO GUADALCANAL
11Dec1956 [rerun 04Jun56]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
This episode is about Japanese victory at Kiochow.

[03] Uncommon Valor: MARINE AIR-POWER, THE FOLDED WINGS (aka "Wake Island")
18Dec1956 [rerun 11Jun56]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The aerial defense of Wake Island.
Synopsis 2:
Story of the valiant fliers of the Marine Corps who gave their lives in defense of Wake Island.

[04] Uncommon Valor: PREPARATION FOR GUADALCANAL
25Dec1956 [repeat 18Jun56, 29Jul59]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:

[05] Uncommon Valor: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL
01Jan1957 [rerun 25Jun56]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of the hard-fought battle to win Guadalcanal from the Japanese.

[06] Uncommon Valor: GAVUTA - TULAGI - TANAMBOGO
08Jan1957 [rerun 02Jul56]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The brutal and costly battle for the islands of Gavuta, Tulagi and Tanambogo in the famous Guadalcanal operation. Gen. Holland M. Smith (USMC Ret.) is the host.

[07] Uncommon Valor: DEATH PLAN FOR AN ISLAND (aka "Rabaul")
15Jan1957 [repeat 01Oct57, 25Jul60]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The Marine Corps, bent on capturing Rabaul, the key to the defense of the Central Pacific, outmaneuvers the Japanese.
Synopsis 2:
The Marine Corps outmaneuvers the Japanese to capture Rabaul, the key to the defense of the Central Pacific.

[08] Uncommon Valor: BATTLE FOR BOUGAINVILLE
22Jan1957 [repeat 16Jul57, 14Jan58 Sun WABD Dumont New York City 8pm]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of the Marines landing on the island of Bougainville.
November 1943: Marines land on Bougainville, a key island on the way to the Japanese base at Rabaul. Host: Gen. Holland M. Smith.

[09] Uncommon Valor: THE BATTLE FOR MIDWAY
29Jan1957 [repeat 23Jul57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of how the Marine Corps helped set the stage for Navy carrier planes to attack during the Battle of Midway (June 1942).

[10] Uncommon Valor: TARAWA
05Feb1957 [repeat 30Jul57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
On November 20, 1943, Marines assault Tarawa, which the Japanese boasted couldn't be taken by a million Americans in 100 years.

[11] Uncommon Valor: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
12Feb1957 [repeat 06Aug57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[12] Uncommon Valor: SAIPAN
19Feb1957 [repeat 13Aug57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of the costly fight for Saipan, the key point of the defense of the Marines in the Pacific.

[13] Uncommon Valor: TINIAN - PALAU
26Feb1957 [repeat 20Aug57, 29Aug58 NBC Fri WLW Columbus, Ohio 10pm]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The Marines had to use new tactics in their assault on the Japanese stronghold of Tinian.

[14] Uncommon Valor: RECAPTURE OF GUAM
05Mar1957 [repeat 03Sep57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[15] Uncommon Valor: BETWEEN THE BATTLES
12Mar1957 [repeat 15Jul59]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of the rehabilitation of battle-weary Leathernecks between battles during World War II.

[16] Uncommon Valor: PELELIU
19Mar1957 [repeat 17Sep57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Sept. 15, 1944: Marines assault the Japanese island of Peleliu.

[17] Uncommon Valor: BATTLE OF IWO JIMA (aka "Preparation for Iwo Jima")
26Mar1957 [repeat 24Sep57, 05Aug59]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The preparation for history's bloodiest battle, the assault on Iwo Jima.
The battle for Iwo Jima began, when Liberators first bombed it on Aug 9, 1944, six months and ten days before the Marines landed.

[18] Uncommon Valor: THE BATTLE FOR AN AIRFIELD (aka "The Battle for Pusan")
02Apr1957 [repeat 27Aug57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[19] Uncommon Valor: OKINAWA
09Apr1957 [repeat 13Aug61]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
The story of the Marine and Army assault on Okinawa.

[20] Uncommon Valor: VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT (aka "Cavalry of the Sky").
16Apr1957 [repeat 14Jan58, 19Aug59]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Synopsis:
Story of how the atomic bomb revolutionized techniques in warfare.
Synopsis 2:
General Smith discusses the new Marine tactics necessitated by the use of the atom bomb.

[21] Uncommon Valor: BETWEEN THE WARS
23Apr1957 [repeat 10Sep57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[22] Uncommon Valor: KOREA, ACT ONE
30Apr1957 [repeat 29Oct57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[23] Uncommon Valor: NO NAME RIDGE
07May1957 [repeat 05Nov57]
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[24] Uncommon Valor: INCHON-SEOUL
14May1957
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith

[25] Uncommon Valor: FROZEN CHOSIN
21May1957
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
Greatly outnumbered, the Marines bravely fight groups of North Koreans at Chosin Reservoir.

[26] Uncommon Valor: EPILOGUE
28May1957
Narrated by General Holland M. Smith
The story of the Marines' two-weeklong fight to take Aogiri Ridge in New Britain from the Japanese.

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Reruns 04Jun57-28Jan1958
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[--] Uncommon Valor #2: FROM GALLIPOLI TO GUADALCANAL
04Jun1957 [repeat from 11Dec56]

[--] Uncommon Valor #3: MARINE AIR-POWER, THE FOLDED WINGS
11Jun1957 [repeat from 18Dec56]

[--] Uncommon Valor #4: PREPARATION FOR GUADALCANAL
18Jun1957 [repeat from 25Dec56]

[--] Uncommon Valor #5: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL
25Jun1957 [repeat from 01Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #6: GAVUTA - TULAGI - TANAMBOGO
02Jul1957 [repeat from 08Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #7: DEATH PLAN FOR AN ISLAND (aka "Rabaul")
09Jul1957 [repeat from 15Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #8: BATTLE FOR BOUGAINVILLE
16Jul1957 [repeat from 22Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #9: THE BATTLE FOR MIDWAY
23Jul1957 [repeat from 29Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #10: TARAWA
30Jul1957 [repeat from 05Feb57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #11: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
06Aug1957 [repeat from 12Feb57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #12: SAIPAN
13Aug1957 [repeat from 19Feb57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #13: TINIAN AND PALAU
20Aug1957 [repeat from 26Feb57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #18: THE BATTLE FOR AN AIRFIELD
27Aug1957 [repeat from 02Apr57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #14: RECAPTURE OF GUAM
03Sep1957 [repeat from 05Mar57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #21: BETWEEN THE WARS
10Sep1957 [repeat from 23Apr57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #16: PELELIU
17Sep1957 [repeat from 19Mar57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #17: PREPARATION FOR IWO JIMA
24Sep1957 [repeat from 26Mar57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #7: RABAUL (aka "Death Plan for an Island")
01Oct1957 [repeat from 15Jan57]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
08Oct1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
15Oct1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
22Oct1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor #22: KOREA, ACT ONE
29Oct1957 [repeat from 30Apr57]

[--] Uncommon Valor #23: NO NAME RIDGE
05Nov1957 [repeat from 07May57]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
12Nov1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
19Nov1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
26Nov1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
03Dec1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
10Dec1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
17Dec1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
24Dec1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
31Dec1957 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
07Jan1958 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor #20: CAVALRY OF THE SKY
14Jan1958 [repeat from 16Apr57]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
21Jan1958 [repeat from]

[--] Uncommon Valor:
28Jan1958 [repeat from]

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