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  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I watched this when it first aired about 8 years ago and just decided to watch the series over again. Up to episode 5. Hands down one of the best shows ever produced.

    The anniversary of D-Day got me thinking about it and decided to plug it in the other night. Next episode is Bastogne, one of the fiercest battles in the war.
     
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  2. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Best 10 hours of television ever produced, IMO. The accompanying documentary is well worth the watch too.

    And not to make you feel old, but it's been much longer than 8 years since it came out. I moved into this house in 2003. BoB came out when I was living in my old place. ;) I want to say 2000. Not sure.

    Edit: it was 2001
     
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  3. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Doh! Yeah, should have known it was before 2010.

    The other one, The Pacific was 2010. That was good but liked Band of Brothers much better.
     
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    The greatest mini series of all time.

    Episode #7 is my favorite.

    Great casting.

    I probably watch it once a year.
     
  5. Blast Furnace

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    Probably have to agree. Just watched that one tonight. Lost a lot of men in this one and big part of the cast, Joe, Bill, Buck, Hoober and several others. I think Lip said they went in with 145 men and came out with around 65. Crazy.
     
  6. Lizard72

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    Yeah, I didn't like The Pacific as much. The actors all looked too similar for me to follow what was going on.
     
  7. thorn058

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    The Pacific really hit home for me. At the time it originally aired I was scanning and saving old photos for my Mom and stumbled across my Grandfather's marine corps mediacl records in my mom's box of pictures. I grandpa was with the 1st marine division but never talked much about the war. Since a fire gutted the building in St. Louis were all military records were kept from before Vietnam we were never sure just what his service record was but the medical records shed some real light on it. He was at Peleliu and fought at Okinawa. While on Okinawa during a night raid and fire fight he fired three times into what he thought was an enemy soldier but turned to be a fellow marine who had left his foxhole. The government determined that a grenade killed the Marine well before my grandpa's shots but you couldn't convince him of that and he was sent stateside shortly before the end of the war and given a medical discharge based on a bad kidney. It was an amazing journey to read his records and piece together his journey well before I was even a thought and I wrote an article about it that the family passed around so that my cousins, aunts and uncles would know him better.
     
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  8. thorn058

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    I think "the reason we fight" is the name of the episode where they find the concentration camp and that was a really powerful episode that when Spike TV was showing the series I told my Dad he needed to watch.
     
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  9. JackAttack 5958

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    Absolutely LOVED Band of Brothers. Shifty Powers is from my area here in SWVA. Easy to see why they were called The Greatest Generation. Couldn't really get into The Pacific.
     
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  10. Blast Furnace

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    Awesome story, Thorn.

    And many thanks to your grandfather :flag:
     

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