Easy Company remains in the Ardennes Forest preparing for an inevitable attack on German forces in the town of Foy. However, morale is low due to cold weather, constant shelling, poor leadership, and...
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
Almost all the main actors were cast because of their close physical resemblance to the real-life soldiers they were portraying. See more »
When the 101st Airborne was sent into Belgium just before the
Battle of the Bulge they were ordered to remove the Screaming Eagle patch from their uniforms, so the Germans would not know they were facing an elite division. It was only after the battle when they moved into Hagenau that they were able to wear the patches again. See more »
[the men are going over Heffron and Spina's run-in with the German in the foxhole]
He shoulda shot Hinkel in the ass.
Then he woulda shot *him* in the ass.
[the men start laughing]
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron:
[Domingus comes around with stale pancakes and shovels them into everyone's mess tin]
Hey, God bless ya.
Joe, these smell like my armpit!
[holding up one of the pancakes]
At least your armpit's warm.
You want syrup with that?
Joe, be honest, what's in these things anyway, huh?
Nothing you won't eat, Malarkey.
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When shown on the BBC, the series was initially run with the first two episodes edited together. This meant that the opening titles were changed to account for two directors and two different writers. The Veterans' interviews for Episode 2 (Day of Days) were moved to the end of the episode before the end credits. In the programme itself, the scene with Winters sitting in the doorway gazing out at the air armada flying into Normandy is smoothly blended into the 'flying clouds' sequence that begins Episode 2 (which is much shorter). See more »
Judging by other comments, it seems that this miniseries struck a chord with many viewers. I almost hate to add yet another glowing endorsement since the other reviews are pretty much identical...but here goes. This one made me wonder WHERE DOES AMERICA GET SUCH MEN? The things that Easy Company (boy, there's irony for you!) went through. I've always been grateful to all those who fought for my freedom (I served my country but never had to fight) and have wondered how men could do the awful things that had to be done. I've admired those who actually faced combat. Anyway, Band of Brothers is superbly done historically correct documentary about E Co, 101st Airborne. It follows the lives (and sometimes deaths) of the men of Easy Co. The miniseries takes the men through most of their combat engagements. The cinematography is outstanding. Spielberg and Hanks really did a great job on this miniseries! There are some interviews with some of the survivors, who have remained close to this day. Disks 1-5 are the actual miniseries but WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T SKIP DISK 6! There is a lot of information about how the film was cast, the "boot camp" that the actors went through and how soft actors were turned into lean, hard fighting men. There are more interviews with surviving members of Easy Co. Folks, this is a don't-miss series!
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