HBO is launching another mini series titled, Generation Kill, a seven part mini-series focussing on the first 40 days of the 2003 Iraq war from the perspective of a group of elite US First Reconnaissance marines at the spearhead of the invasion.

Premiering on Saturday, January 2, 11 a.m., it is a candid retelling of the early weeks of the military campaign from the point of view of the people on the ground, the non-commissioned officers and platoon-level commanders who led the way to Baghdad.

At the forefront and working in uncertain conditions with little protection, the Marines faced issues such as insufficient supplies, conflicting orders, cryptic combat strategy, and a combative insurgency.