POSTED BY BILL
Ed wrote about HBO's 10 part series "The Pacific" a year or so ago, prompted by some of Tom Hank's comments that showed a certain ignorance and moral confusion, shall we say. Maybe so, but I think we owe him and Spielberg some gratitude for producing this and "Band of Brothers."
My son gave me the box set for Christmas, and I have just finished watching it. Wow is all I can say. The episodes, and even more so for me, the extra material such as historical background and interviews with living veterans, are so well made and so full of clear respect for the sacrifice of these men. I had already read Eugene Sledge's book "With the Old Breed on Peleliu and Okinawa" and consider myself well read on the entire war. As a child of the 50's, I grew up in the aftermath of WW2 and have always had an intense interest in the history of the period. But, there is something about seeing a well made production that seems to capture the awful truth of the madness.
Anyway, I completely recommend it. Especially for any younger people, or older, who may not know just what our fathers and grandfathers did. I would love to hear other people's comments who have seen the series.