Sunday, September 17, 2023

"Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" on Netflix

Emmy Award winning "Band of Brothers", the 10-episode, 2001 WWII TV miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book, as well as the 2010 'companion' 10-episode miniseries "The Pacific", focusing on 'United States Marine Corps' actions in the 'Pacific Theater of Operations', are both now streaming on Netflix:

"...'Band of Brothers' dramatizes the history of 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th 'Parachute Infantry Regiment' of the '101st Airborne Division'...

"...from jump training in the United States through its participation in major actions in Europe, up until Japan's capitulation and the end of World War II. 

"The events are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. 

"'The Pacific' miniseries features the 1st 'Marine Division' battles in the Pacific, including Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa, as well as the Battle of Iwo Jima. 

"It is based primarily on the memoirs of two US Marines: 'With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa' by Eugene Sledge and 'Helmet for My Pillow' by Robert Leckie...

" well as 'Red Blood, Black Sand', the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima..."

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