Those of us who've never experienced combat have always struggled to understand it.
Before the Battle for Fallujah began, the men in the lead units were told that 70% of them would be killed or wounded during the next few days. They went in anyway.
Then, after 70% of these men were actually killed or wounded, the rest regrouped and went in again.
The Battle for Fallujah is filled with stories and people as remarkable as any in history. Their courage inspires us, and their sacrifice reveals powerful truths about war -- and about us.
For generations, we've tried to understand combat by watching a TV or movie screen to see what happened to somebody else. Six Days in Fallujah challenges you to solve these real-life situations for yourself. After all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, being there must be worth a million.