The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
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 Donald G. Malarkey (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Richard D. Winters (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Lewis Nixon (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Eugene G. Roe (10 episodes, 2001)
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 C. Carwood Lipton (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert (10 episodes, 2001)
Rod Strohl ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Denver (Bull) Randleman (9 episodes, 2001)
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 John W. Martin (9 episodes, 2001)
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 George Luz (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Frank J. Perconte (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph D. Liebgott (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Alton M. More (8 episodes, 2001)
George Calil ...
 James H. (Mo) Alley Jr. (8 episodes, 2001)
Nolan Hemmings ...
 Charles E. (Chuck) Grant (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Edward J. (Babe) Heffron (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Lynn D. (Buck) Compton (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Harry F. Welsh (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Col. Robert F. Sink (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Burton P. (Pat) Christenson (7 episodes, 2001)
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 William J. Guarnere (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Alex M. Penkala Jr. (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph Ramirez (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Antonio C. Garcia (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Warren H. (Skip) Muck (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph D. Toye (6 episodes, 2001)
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 David Kenyon Webster (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Roy W. Cobb (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Donald B. Hoobler (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Ronald C. Speirs (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr. (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Lester Hashey (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Maj. Robert L. Strayer (5 episodes, 2001)
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This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgaden. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things. Written by garykmcd

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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)
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The Art Department reconstructed four World War II-era tanks, using the frames of Soviet T-34 tanks from World War II, and British Army personnel carriers as the foundations. See more »

Goofs

In, "Points", when Easy Company first enters Berchtesgaden, the first shot showing the white flags, on the left, in a first-floor window, you can see someone with a handycam/miniDV shooting the actual film crew and cast. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Spiers: What is it?
Carwood Lipton: Nothing.
Ronald Spiers: Well, I'd better get back to Battalion before they disappear. You want to ask me, don't you?
Carwood Lipton: Ask you what, sir?
Ronald Spiers: You want to know if they're true or not... the stories about me. Did you ever notice with stories like that, everyone says they heard it from someone who was there. But then when you ask *that* person, they say *they* heard it from someone who was there. It's nothing new, really. I bet if you went back two thousand years, you'd hear a couple of centurions standing...
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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Buried Pleasure (2010) See more »

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Band Of Brothers (Suite One)
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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war, no frills
26 August 2004 | by (Portsmouth UK) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this miniseries.

As a keen amateur historian, I got sick and tired of books and documentaries about the great leaders, politics, geography and basically, the non-bloodshed parts of WW2.

Similarly virtually every time I saw a war movie, it was ruined by flashbacks( thin red line) ridiculous fiction (and yes, i do mean you, The Bunker) or completely unnecessary and out of place sex scenes (who can forget Enemy At The Gates, a powerful film, until that awful sex scene which ruined the whole thing?)

There are good war movies. But this stands out, because not only is there no fiction whatsoever, but because, as a miniseries, more time is available to get to know the characters, and follow their progress, to know them, to love them, to mourn them.

Time allows for detail, and the fact that the 'frills' that other films stick in to make them more viewer friendly and marketable have been left out....

When a character in BoB dies, you mourn not because a flashback tells you they have a young sweetheart or something...but because you know this is real, it happened. The acting is truly superb, and you realise, it isn't a character you are mourning at all, it's a real person. This is because the actors made very strong relationships with their real life surviving counterparts, they knew their roles inside out and it really does show. We feel so strongly for the characters because the actors have portrayed them so faithfully. There are no clichés, because the truth is so accurately reproduced.

After reading Ambrose's book, you realise how religiously each part of the series is portrayed.

The sets are perfect, the effects remarkable, and Michael Kamens score will go down as one of the finest ever written. Everything about the production of this series is phenomenal, the details are so minute yet so important.

This should be watched not just for entertainment value, but as a reminder of the sacrifices made for us.

Easily the best television series ever produced.

Watch it. Now.


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