Friday, November 15, 2013

The Mighty Eighth trailer


Band of Brothers is in my view the finest TV mini series of all time and the best thing HBO has ever done.  It featured superb writing, acting and production design.  Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, its success spurred them on to make another World War II project, The Pacific.  Having now produced one series about the allied invasion and another on the Marine Corps' island hopping campaign in the Pacific, HBO has produced a new series about the allied strategic bombing of Germany, entitled The Mighty Eighth.  I had to do a project for my military history course about the Eighth Air Force, who spearheaded the bombing.  It's absolutely terrifying what these guys went through.  You may find it hard to believe, but more U.S. airmen were killed during the strategic bombing than Marines in the Pacific.  Anyway, this looks like yet another excellent offering by HBO.

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