In 1942, men from across the USA are in Camp Toccoa, Georgia to undergo paratrooper training. For the men of 'E' Easy Company the training is particularly difficult as a result of their demanding commander, Captain Herbert Sobel. He drives them incessantly to excel, canceling their weekend passes on a whim. His favorite chore is to have the men undertake a run up a hill known as Currahee. While the men are fit and ready for battle, thanks to Sobel, he has unfortunately shown himself to be a weak tactical commander. Once in England, and knowing they will soon be invading the Continent, the sergeants stage a rebellion. Sobel's excesses come to an end when Lt. Dick Winters requests a court martial rather than accept punishment for one of Sobel's lame charges. Written by
Did You Know?
Neal McDonough is frequently asked by fans to say "I'm Buck Compton baby" - something Buck never says during the miniseries. Neal himself says it during the Ron Livingston Video Diaries after returning from the hospital. See more
When Easy Company is eating their spaghetti lunch, we can see that outside it is raining. In the next scene while running up Currahee, the ground is dry, showing no sign of the previous rain storm. See more
[reading aloud Col. Sink's announcement of the impending jump into Normandy
"Soldiers of the Regiment! Tonight is the night of nights. Today, as you read this, you are en route to the great adventure for which you have trained for over two years."
So that's why they gave us ice cream.
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The Mission Begins
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more