Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Vanishing Army was originally produced for British television. The anecdotal storyline dwells upon the highs and lows of peacetime army life. The focus is on a career drill sergeant, played by Kenneth Cope. His career and behavior is compared with that of his more easygoing comrade in arms, portrayed by Bill Paterson. Vanishing Army made its American debut over the ARTS cable service (later known as A&E) in 1984.