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The television series The Pacific tells the story of The Pacific War, the actions of the United States Marine corps during the war. However, special focus was based on the experiences of three of the Marine Corps during the war. These three guys were Eugene Sledge who was a corporal, Robert Leckie and John Basilone the sergeant. They were in different military units within the first marine division. Stories about John Basildone and Eugene Sledge featured more in the series. The main cast members include Joseph Mazzello who played the role of Eugene Sledge, James Dale who featured as Robert Leckie as well as Jon Seda who featured as John Basilone. Also featuring were other cast members who were used to protray the experiences of senior officers during wars, the life and experiences of prisoners at war and also showed how naval aviation was developed. The Pacific was created by Bruce McKenna, who also served as the co producer of the series and worked closely with Stephen Ambrose who played the role of consultant. The series is somehow related to the Band of Brothers as they are both centered around the same idea. It was based on two autobiographies of United States Marines by Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, featuring popular battles between the United States marine and Japan. it covered everything from the beginning of the battle till the end and also covered how the marine corps returned home. The series took the form of miniseries, whereby the story was told in very few episodes and comprised of ten parts. It was produced by the joined collaboration of Tom hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman alongside 7Network, Sky Movies, HBO, Playtone, Warner Brothers and Dream Works. The series was broadcast in different countries and at different times of the day on stations such as Sky Movies, HBO, AXN and had a wide coverage by different channels as well. The series was well appreciated and got good ratings from film critics.