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USMC's version of "Band Of Brothers

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    The following was sent to me by a Marine friend here on the west coast. Be sure to check out the trailers below the message. The guy who plays "Chesty" will have a tuff job. I'm looking forward to seeing the series.

    S/F Gary
    HMM-263 '66-'67

    Marine Corps Version of the Airborne's WW II "Band of
    > Brothers"

    > For a
    > long time rumors have circulated that Tom Hanks and Steven
    > Spielberg were
    > collaborating on a World War II: Pacific Theater/Marine
    > Corps HBO mini series
    > in the same spirit of their highly respected Band of
    > Brothers.? This is
    > no longer a rumor. In
    > 2010, The Pacific will air on HBO as a ten part mini
    > series.
    > The
    > Pacific is based on the
    > books With the Old Breed, by Eugene Sledge, which was
    > hai led by historian Paul
    > Fussell as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any
    > war, and Helmet for My
    > Pillow,? by Robert Leckie (recipient of the
    > Marine Corps Combat
    > Correspondents Annual Award), as well
    > as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers. > Continuing the World War II
    > oral history work begun by his father Stephen E. Ambrose
    > (author of the book
    > Band of Brothers), Hugh Ambrose serves as a consultant on
    > the miniseries, as
    > does Captain Dale Dye, USMC (Saving Private Ryan, Band of
    > Brothers and
    > Platoon).
    > The
    > miniseries follows Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine
    > Regiment, 1st Marine
    > Division. Specifically, it tracks the intertwined odysseys
    > of three U.S.
    > Marines - Robert Leckie (played by James Badge Dale),
    > Eugene Sledge (played by
    > Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (played by Jon Seda) -
    > across the vast canvas
    > of the Pacific. The extraordinary experiences of these men
    > and their fellow
    > Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in
    > the haunted jungles
    > of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of
    & gt; Cape Gloucester,
    > across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the
    > black sand terraces of
    > Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the
    > triumphant, yet uneasy,
    > return home after V-J Day.
    > Watch
    > the Official HBO Trailer at:
    > For
    > more information, see:
    > Visit
    > the series fan site at:
    Last edited by GARY ALLS; 08-20-2009, 19:32.