10 February 2015 | duncanstearn
A Great Series
Like the other reviewers, I can recall watching this enthralling series on TV back in the late 1960s, early 1970s, on Aussie TV. It looked and felt realistic and it's really sad there is absolutely zilch on you-tube at present (Feb 2015). I haven't checked, but I get the feeling the series never appeared again on Australian (or at least, Sydney) TV after colour arrived, in 1974. That said, there were plenty of other repeated US and British TV series which continued to get a run after the advent of colour TV. After all, it was still some time before the majority of people switched to colour TV sets: they were expensive when they first hit the market, and credit cards were yet to be issued in any kind of great supply. Perhaps, as adults, if we were to see an episode or two nowadays of Citizen Soldier it would not be as impressive as we recall, but it does seem strange that the series appears to have been lost into some TV studio's vault, perhaps never to see the light of day again, sadly.