Generation Kill - win 1 of 5 copies!!
For everyone experiencing The Wire withdrawal symptoms comes the incredible new series that creators David Simon and Ed Burns made next.
HBO Home Entertainment presents GENERATION KILL, a seven-part miniseries from HBO Films, released to own on DVD on 9 March 2009. This is a first-hand narrative account of the young Marines of the First Reconnaissance Battalion the tip of the spear for the American military's march into Iraq.
Based on the best-selling and award-winning non-fiction account of the same name by Evan Wright, the journalist embedded in the lead Humvee of First Recon's Bravo Company's Second Platoon, the miniseries is a precise retelling of the early weeks of the military campaign from the point of view of the guys on the ground: the non-commissioned officers and platoon-level commanders who led the way to Baghdad.
Real events are depicted. Real names are used. As much as possible, the film employs the precise dialogue reported by Wright, a Rolling Stone correspondent assigned to First Recon Battalion during their last weeks in Kuwait. The filmmakers made every effort to recreate Wright's account of Bravo Two Marines riding from the Kuwait border into the slums of Baghdad.
The miniseries covers the first 40 days of the invasion into Iraq in 2003, as seen through the eyes of the elite First Recon Battalion as they lead U.S. forces across a barren landscape on the long road to Baghdad, often working in uncertain conditions with little protection except their lightly armoured Humvees.
As the tip of the spear of the invasion, the Marines faced indicators of what was to come for the invasion: insufficient supplies, conflicting orders, military strategy, unknown enemy, insurgency and civilians caught in the middle.
The men of Bravo Company and their sister company Alpha adapted with skill, resolve, subversive humour, stoicism and occasionally blind faith.
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Which band released an online song in 2003 to protest against the Iraq war (visit our News section for a clue)?