The Pacific Miniseries on HBO: Parts 9 and 10

Part Nine: The largest land battle of the Pacific begins on the island of Okinawa, 01 April 1945. Eugene Sledge and his Marine buddies for the first time encounter large numbers of civilians in the battle zone. Watching soldiers, enemy and friendly, die is hard enough, and now women and children enter the mix. War […]

The Pacific Miniseries on HBO: Parts 7 and 8

Part Seven: Eugene Sledge and his Marine buddies continue to fight the Japanese on Peleliu. The fighting gets increasingly nasty among the Japanese controlled Umurbrogol Hills bristling with numerous caves and pillboxes. Their beloved skipper, Captain Jones, is shot down… and then shot and killed as he is carried in a stretcher by Sledge and […]

The Pacific Miniseries on HBO: Parts 5 and 6

Part Five of  “The Pacific” Basilone is still on his war bond drive back in the United States with beautiful starlet Virginia Grey. Meanwhile on the island of Pavuvu, Eugene Sledge catches up with his Alabama buddy Sid Phillips, only to find out that Sid is headed back home. Sledge asks him before he leaves, […]

The Pacific Miniseries on HBO: Parts 3 and 4

In the next two segments of the miniseries we see the results of riding the roller coaster of wartime emotions…from joy and life to horror and death…it is a tough life for young soldiers, some are able to handle the ride though they are forever changed…and some never recover or come home… Part 3…After four […]

The Pacific HBO Series: Part 1 and 2

The new HBO 10 part miniseries on The Pacific has been out for two weeks now with Parts 1 and 2 showing the last two Sundays. The story of our Pacific War is seen through the eyes of three young Marines: Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge. The series incorporates historical backgrounds of the […]