Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.
"The making of..." is an excellent companion piece (Availiable on the DVD release). While watching the original mini-series, I found myself becoming anxious at the thought of the series ending. Thnakfully, towards the end of the original HBO airing, "The Making of..." was announced. I was fascinated at the special effects, particularly for the episodes dealing with the "Battle of the Bulge" and how much was spent on things like uniforms (Period specific). What most amazed me, was to find that some of the principal stars were English or Austrailian! Wow, was just not a sufficient reaction. If you liked the series, be sure to see "The Making of..."
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