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Over There

by | 29th, July 2005

‘WHAT happens in the final episode of Over There, the US TV mini-series about soldiers in Iraq, is not yet revealed?

The accepatable face of war

But at only 13 episodes in duration, the fear is that Americans will be celebrating victory on the magic box while the real soldiers are still fighting. Or, as with the Gulf War proper, there could always be a series 2.

But what about this TV show, which the Telegraph stops to look at? Making entertainment out of war is nothing new, but doing so as the real battle rages is risky, and surely not all that necessary when the TV news is full of images from the actual war.

But the Telegraph has seen a report in the New York Times celebrating the show for bringing war to the little screen at a time when it is rarely on the network news bulletins.

The New York Post’s reviewer says the show “dramatises wartime slaughter and suffering that all too

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