I find it most interesting reading, that little synopsis on the program. It's not the usual blather trying to explain the lack of care in a Union prison but gives the very real and ugly nature of life in that place. I would like to see that little paragraph (and it's just a sales pitch too) in every US History textbook published. In truth, I never thought we would ever see something like that in print or on film. I'd say it is a historical moment by telling the truth and one way of honoring all of those who were held in any of the POW camps. Their life, as they knew it is not written or shown as 'fiction'. That is a giant step in the right direction. I have to give the History Channel 2 thumbs up for even showing it.