Monday, September 26, 2005

Band of Brothers
If you haven't seen the HBO series, "Band of Brothers," I recommend it. It's about the 101st airbourne division, Easy Company in WWII. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg produced it. The acting, the script, the cinematography, everything is great. I've been watching that off and on for a couple of weeks, and I saw some of the (fairly bad) movie last weekend, "Pearl Harbor." Compared to the complexities of the war on terror, the motivation for the US entering WWII was straightforward. Isn't it interesting, though, that around 3,000 seamen were killed in Pearl Harbor, which prompted the US to declare a state of war, and that's around the same number that were killed on 9/11? But totally different circumstances. Civilians, not soldiers died in 2001. Here's a link to the History Channel that has some pretty interesting footage from WWII.

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