"The Pacific", a ten-part television World War II mini-series, produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Playtone and DreamWorks, debuts tonight at 9pm in Singapore.
"The Pacific" is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines, "With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa" by Eugene Sledge and "Helmet for My Pillow" by Robert Leckie. The series will tell the stories of the two authors and Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages. It also draws on Sledge's "China Marine" and "Red Blood, Black Sand", the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought alongside Basilone at Iwo Jima.
The series will feature well-known battles involving the 1st Marine Division, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
As for me, I'll just have to wait for the DVD to come out.