If you’re like me you love war! Well maybe not the act of war itself, but war movies and TV shows are among my faves. In particular I am fascinated with WWII movies and documentaries. There’s just something about that time period and generation that intrigues me. In my opinion they are the last honorable generation of humans, but that’s a whole other topic in itself.
I would say Band of Brothers and the recent WWII in HD series on the History channel are two of my favorite examples of high quality WWII story telling. If you haven’t seen either of these shows and you’re a fan of WWII, I [slider title=”command”]Picture me waving my hand at you Obi-Wan Kenobi style. The Entertainment Buddha employs force powers on his readers.[/slider] you to drop what you’re doing and get to viewing. When you’re done with those I’d like you to move on to the next gem in WWII story telling, ‘The Pacific’, on HBO.
Unlike most WWII films this 10 part mini-series focuses on the Pacific theater, and not the European rush to pulverize Hitler’s empire. It follows a squad of marines on their horrifying experiences on the islands that made up the Pacific campaign. One of the Marines portrayed in the series, Dr. Sidney Phillips, gave an interview to the AP about his experiences he had that are portrayed in, ‘The Pacific’. You can read the whole interview by clicking on the link below, but this man is exactly why his generation is the greatest of all time. It’s going to be a sad day in history when the last remaining WWII veteran passes from this world.
You’ve been enlightened…