An absolutely amazing series. I have enough respect for the film-makers to consider it part documentary, but it’s also funny, exciting and just damn good television. My only real issue with the series was that I had a hard job keeping track of characters, with a cast this vast, all wearing uniform and/or mud and a variety of names, ranks and nicknames it was pretty much impossible to keep track or people and relationships. Maybe it doesn’t matter, but it feels like a disservice to the real people and the amazing actors to not be able to remember who is who.
This series really is one of the best pieces of film making I’ve ever seen, it’s frequently very hard to watch, but it should almost be considered required viewing.