Military Bookworms?

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    RIP Dick Winters

    Post by D divine1 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:28 am

    hey guys if you dont know what Dick Winters has done,check this out

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9362000/9362723.stm
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    Post by riafomh on Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:55 pm

    ddv1 wrote:hey guys if you dont know what Dick Winters has done,check this out

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9362000/9362723.stm

    Good clip.


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    Post by Deffgrippa on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:02 am

    If any you guys get the chance watch the Band of brothers movies. They are the best Military Movies i have ever seen.
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    Post by gdead65 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:08 am

    that series was awesome...
    I just finished "The Pacific" which was quite different but good. It really gave you the sense what 'hell' was like on those islands.
    Intertwined through this series is the story of John Basilone, the only Enlisted Marine to receive the medal of honor as well as the navy cross. Another true hero of uncommon valor.....


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    Post by riafomh on Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:23 am

    Both series are produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who capitalized after Saving Private Ryan. They spent over $500 million on Band of Brothers. Tom Hanks even directed one of them (I think it was the 4th or 5th one in the series, one of my favs).

    I can't speak for The Pacific (haven't seen it yet), but part of why Band of Brothers works so well is because it is true, real stories from the men themselves. But I see from here that they at least intertwined John Basilone's story in there (The Pacific), and I suspect they researched the hell out of it to get other historical details (and surely some stories) correct.

    They say Truth is stranger than Fiction. I would say that it is also more compelling.


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    Post by Deffgrippa on Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:16 pm

    The Pacific was good but it wasen't as good as Band of brothers. I just bought another HBO Movie series Called Rome. I've only watched 3 of 12 episodes, Its Based at 52BC at the final days of caesar's conquest of Gaul Modern day france and the pocilical unrest in rome. Its a must watch.
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    Post by Moliat on Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:24 am

    Band of Brothers was indeed very, very good. I didn't even bother to finish watching The Pacific, it just didn't compare.


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    Post by gdead65 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:20 am

    [quote="Deffgrippa"] I just bought another HBO Movie series Called Rome. quote]

    I agree- the pacific was quite a different series. The thing I liked was that they hilighted the battle over Pelelio(sp), which was an absolute bloodbath and hell hole. One which does not get a whole lot of time in the history books like Iwo/Guadacanal/Solomons..etc

    Rome was freakin' awesome...too bad they did not extend that series.
    I am about to start to watch "Generation Kill", -any opinions out there?

    Some Other good period peice 'mini-series'-
    -Pillars of the Earth (one of my fav books)
    -The Tudors
    -John Adams
    -DeadWood.


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    Post by riafomh on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:07 am

    Yeah, Rome was awesome (own it).

    Am now going through the (new) Battlestar Galactica series with the wife. You know it is good when people who don't like Sci-Fi like it (because it's really a drama in a sci-fi setting).


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    Post by gdead65 on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:11 am

    ...LOVE THE BLONDE.....


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