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Generation Kill: The Cradle of Civilization

Under orders to consider any Iraqi carrying a weapon hostile, Bravo busts north towards Nasiriyah. Prompted by an anxious Major General Mattis, Ferrando orders Bravo to cross the Euphrates the next night, but they end up entering Nasiriyah by day, driving through the city with minimal gunfire, save for an AK-47 assault by Platoon 3 leader "Captain America" McGraw on an empty car. Heading north to Mesopotamia, Bravo continues to lag behind other companies, partly because of a wrong turn. Chomping at the bit while others are carrying the fight, the platoon finally gets "lit up" in a violent but successful skirmish in Al Gharraf, during which Trombley scores his first kill. Elated and relatively unscathed, the platoon celebrates its triumph.

Source: HBO


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday July 20th, 2008
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

Poland Nov 25, 2008
FI (YLE TV1) Apr 07, 2009
UK (Channel 4) Oct 14, 2009

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