Monday, August 10, 2009

E. B. Sledge and The Pacific

HBO Films’ 10-hour miniseries, The Pacific, is scheduled to air in March 2010. The miniseries is based in part on the life of the late Eugene B. Sledge, who taught biology at the University of Montevallo for nearly 30 years before his retirement in 1990 and who wrote, With the Old Breed, the highly acclaimed account of his time in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

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A trailer showing scenes from The Pacific can be viewed at

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