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War Comedies

War is tragic yet there are a surprising number of movies and TV series that give comic relief to the subject.

1941
This zany comedy spectacular from Steven Spielberg is set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium.
 
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to March 28, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during the Second World War.
 
M*A*S*H
This is the original 1970 feature film based on the 1968 novel MASH by Richard Hooker. about three U.S. Army surgeons defying military authority when they are not performing their duties during the Korean War. Starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould.
 
M*A*S*H (Television program)
The TV series ran from September 17, 1972 to February 28, 1983 and featured Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit.
 
McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy was an ABC sitcom that ran from October 11, 1962 to August 31, 1966 and centers around the crew of a Navy patrol boat (PT-173) in the Pacific in World War II. It starred Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway.
 
Operation Petticoat
World War II comedy about a submarine commander (Cary Grant) who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con-man executive officer (Tony Curtis) and a group of Army nurses.