- Combat School (TV series)
Combat School Genre Documentary Created by David Paperny Country of origin Canada Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 6 Production Executive producer(s) David Paperny
Running time 45 minutes Production company(s) Paperny Films Broadcast Original channel Discovery Channel Original run March 10, 2009– April 14, 2009 External links Website Production website
Combat School is a Canadian documentary television series that premiered on March 10, 2009, on the Discovery Channel. The show focuses on a platoon of soldiers as they undergo warfare training prior to disembarking for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The series was produced by Paperny Films. The series was narrated by Canadian Actor Kavan Smith.
Combat School documents the combat training and eventual deployment of infantry soldiers from 1 Platoon, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. The platoon of 40 men and women are followed through several months of training at CFB Petawawa, Ontario, CFB Wainwright, Alberta, and Fort Bliss, Texas. In the final episode, the soldiers are followed through their first two weeks in Afghanistan.
# Title Original airdate 1 "One Platoon" March 10, 2009 2 "Who Here Wants to Die?" March 17, 2009 3 "A Virtual War" March 24, 2009 4 "Hidden Enemies" March 31, 2009 5 "Ready or Not" April 7, 2009 6 "Trial by Fire" April 14, 2009
Combat School was released on DVD on October 13, 2009. The DVD set includes all six episodes of the series, plus over forty-five minutes of bonus footage.
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- ^ a b c Treble, Patricia (February 19, 2009). "Prepping for battle". Maclean's. http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/02/19/prepping-for-battle/. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
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