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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers was a ten part HBO television miniseries[?] co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks detailing the exploits of Easy Company of the US 101st Airborne Division during the latter days of World War II. It is based on a book of the same name by Stephen Ambrose.

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As an outline synopsis, the episodes in the series are as follows:

  • Currahee: this episode deals with the training undergone by the Easy Company of the 101st Airborne, and introduces the major characters, particularly Lieutenant Dick Winters and the martinet commanding officer, Captain Sobell.
  • Day of Days: this episode documents the build up to D-Day and the subsequent fighting in the bocage during the Battle of Normandy.
  • Carentan: deals with the street to street fighting with German troops in the town of Carentan.
  • Replacements: Easy Company are air-dropped into Holland as a supporting part of Operation Market Garden.
  • Crossroads: deals with the day to day mundanities of trench warfare
  • Bastogne: this episode is concerned with the fighting around Bastogne in the wake of the Battle of the Bulge
  • The Breaking Point: deals with the fighting in and around the town of Foy.
  • The Patrol: Easy Company push on to the town of Haugenau.
  • Why We Fight: Easy Company cross into Germany
  • Points: Easy Company fight and capture Hitler's Eagle's Nest.
  • We Stand Alone: A documentary companion to Band of Brothers by members of Easy Company who describe in detail their wartime experiences.

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