1. I only stumbled into that series last year. Exceptionally well done. Even better than Schindler’s List & Saving Private Ryan. Which isn’t a slam; the film making is just that good.

      1. Agreed. It’s worth watching “making of” videos on YouTube. Especially the ones about the week long “basic training” USMC Captain (medically retired) Dale Dye (who played Col. Sink) put the actors through, including the speech he gave them at their graduation.

    1. Major Winters always put his men first, until the day he drew his final breath at age 92 or 93. That’s one hallmark of a true leader.

  2. “Dick” Winters served with a Company of hero’s, and they all served with him –
    It was propinquity.

  3. Whenever I see that someone will be running “Band of Brothers,” I make a point to free up enough time to watch. Sadly, most broadcast or cable channels butcher the series by chopping it up to fit in horrendous amounts of commercials and “editing” it to fit the time allotted.

    I solved the problem by getting the series on CD, and later purchasing it so I can click a few keys and have it run through my TV. Even after all these years, it is still one of the best war movies I’ve ever watched.

  4. “Band of Brothers” would already have been one of the greatest miniseries ever made. (BoB? Lonesome Dove? Tough call.) What made it so much more poignant was that the first two episodes, “Curahee” and “Day of Days” were originally broadcast two days before 9/11.

    On a totally unrelated note, even though I never served in any military, I would have followed Dick Winters into Hell. OTOH, assuming he hadn’t gotten re-assigned, I’d have fragged Captain Sobel.

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