A miniseries about Easy Company, Fifth Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles'. The name 'Band of brothers' came from a quote from a Shakespeare play, Henry V.
Google Saint Crispen's Day Speech for more information.
Quote from St. Crispen's Day Speech:
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother
One of the greatest WW2 series every made if not the greatest.
Peter: "did you see band of brothers last night Mustafa?"
Mustafa: "yes i did, it was the greatest episode of the greatest WW2 series every made, if not the greatest Peter"
A miniseries telling the tale of Easy Company, 501st Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The story centers are Major (at first Captain) Dick Winters and his struggle to keep his men alive while still getting the job done. Once the war in Europe is over, it touches on the effort to keep the peace.
Band Of Brothers makes all other WW2 movies look like a 5 dollar B-movie
Band of Brothers is a World War 2 H.B.O. mini-series produced by Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. There are 10 episodes each directed by a different director. The story follows the men of Easy Company/506th PIR(Parachute Infantry Regiment)/101st Airborne. It follows the men from Camp Toccoa in Georgia. They are worked more than any other Company of the 9 there are. Which are Able Company, Baker Company, and Charlie Company(1st Platoon)Dog Company, Easy Company, and Fox Company(2nd Platoon) George Company, Howe Company, and Item Company(3rd Platoon) of the 506. After their training in Toccoa, it goes to the men on the boat to England and from there, there are soldiers who do no under any circumstances want to go into combat under their C.O.(Commanding Officer) Captain Herbert M. Sobel. They make a small note and send it to Col. Sink. He gets angry at them and tells them to march off. It later shows Sink talking to Sobel about his being reassigned to Airjump school for Civilians wanting to aid in the War as Emotional Support/Medics/Religious Guidance in time of need. From there it goes to the D-Day jump at Utah Beach, Normandy, France. After the jump, it shows the 101st teaming with 82nd Airborne division to take, and secure Carentan, France. From there it takes Easy Company to Operation Market Garden which was an attempt to have the largest Infantry Drop to end the War, the Operation was unsuccessful. After Operation Market Garden the 101st was spread into different towns t...more...
The greatest World War 2 movie (besides Schindler's list) ever. Tells the story of Easy Company. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Ambrose. Really fucking good.
Band of Brothers is the greatest miniseries ever.