Maybe the episode in Australia on leave will give us a chance to "Meet" the troops a little better.
This is something I was thinking, that the intent is to get you to know them better as the series progresses rather than giving that "You trained with them" feeling that BoB I think wanted you to have... Thus the series name. I think the intent was for you to "be with them" through it all with that series, and the Pacific's not intended to be the same.
A lot of people are inherently drawing comparisons of the two series... I think the Pacific's going to have a more intense feeling to it. I think it already has to some degree, and mostly due to the nature of the combat in the PTO itself.
Japanese defense tactics were very different to their European allies tactics. It'll be another interesting contrast.
I'd love to see something similar tackled on a British or Canadian perspective, or even a Russian perspective, or an axis perspective perhaps. I liked Letters from Iwo Jima a lot, and that's an interesting thought for a mini-series like this.