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West Point Story, The

1 9 5 6 – 1 9 5 8 (USA)

Produced with the cooperation of the US Department of Defense and Department of the Army, this series dramatised actual events and persons from the files of the United States Military Academy (USMA) known as West Point.

The names and dates of the people and situations involved were changed, but the events were real and the dramas showed cadets as real people, with the problems, joys, and tragedies that are part of every person’s life.

Not all of the episodes were based on contemporary life at the military academy; some looked at the academy at different periods in its history and the men who were a part of that history.

Donald May was originally the host, in character as Cadet Charles C Thompson, but was phased out before the end of 1956.