If you're interested in military history and loved Band of Brothers, mark your calendar for this Sunday at 9 pm EST—it's the premiere of HBO’s miniseries The Pacific, based on memoirs by two U.S. Marines: With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. The series is produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind Band of Brothers.

On an HBO message board for the series, a commenter wrote, “Without a doubt Sledge's account is the greatest WWII story ever told.” If you’ve read With the Old Breed, do you agree?

Watch a trailer for the miniseries:

Related in BookPage: reviews of The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won and other military histories.

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