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#1386109 Fri Nov 27 2020 01:21 AM
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I have not seen this History Channel series yet. And it will be aired on the History channel all day tomorrow.
All episode's and I have the DVR set to record all of them.
I also ordered the book today and it should be here next week.

Now for the ten cent question. Should I watch the series and then read the book?
Or, read the book and then watch the series?

I’m leaning on reading the book first.

Thoughts?
Don


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2-Ton #1386112 Fri Nov 27 2020 01:28 AM
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In my experience the TV/Movie/Video is seldom as good as the book. It’s all up to what the Director wants to leave in or take out. The book however is what the writer wanted to pass on to the reader with very little editing. Read the book first.


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I agree with Martin and highly recommend the book!


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2-Ton #1386148 Fri Nov 27 2020 10:40 AM
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What Martin said. thumbs_up


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2-Ton #1386160 Fri Nov 27 2020 02:39 PM
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Book and slab of beer go down well


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2-Ton #1386164 Fri Nov 27 2020 02:52 PM
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Tim
I’m still learning your lingo but, is a slab of beer a case?
I just read the book “The Pacific” and it took me well over a week to get thru it.
A couple cold ones each time during the evening read did go down well.

On a side note, Chesty Puller was mentioned many times in that book. It quoted him as being a Marine’s, Marine.
Don


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2-Ton #1386205 Fri Nov 27 2020 08:11 PM
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Yes Don a slab is 4 six packs wasn’t chesty bond they mentioned was it he was o bit of pop eye


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2-Ton #1386242 Sat Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM
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A pop eye? A drinker? Hmmmm.

Chesty is revered by all Marines. Most of us have a framed 8x10 of him for motivation.
The scene in "The Pacific" of Manila John Basilone barfing in Chesty's trash can was .. amazing -- two of the largest heroes in Marine Corps history brought to life ...

Chesty is a Marine's Marine. But also, I would include Samuel Nicholas, Archibald Henderson, Smedley Butler, Dan Daly, John A Lejeune, all members of the Van Orden family and (of course) America's favorite Gunner, Rusty Rod.

From time to time, I still say "Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are." when I turn out the lights at night ... smile

The Pacific is a good series.


John

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2-Ton #1386314 Sat Nov 28 2020 05:52 PM
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Band of Brothers and The Pacific are great film adaptions. I personally like the The Pacific better ..
But one take away that nobody can deny...The Garand M1 was a major contributor to end Facism in both theatres of war.
and a BAR gunner didnt hurt!
The real Major Richard Winters from BoB lived nearby in Hershey Pa. A noble man that On occasion would be on local newscasts . It was stated that he called up Tom Hanks, Executive producer of BoB, insisting that the actor portraying him not use foul language in filming as it was something he did not do as an officer.
A great man who passed away several years ago.

Last edited by archburycontrol; Sat Nov 28 2020 07:41 PM.

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