Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries based on Stephen Ambrose's book. It follows 'E' (Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army) during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war.
Last Episode01x10 Points Aired: Nov. 04, 2001
Easy enters Berchtesgaden, to capture the "Eagle's Nest", a mountain mansion that was built by the Nazi party for Hitler. After going to the …
- Maj. Richard D. Winters
- Capt. Lewis Nixon
- 1st Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton
- SSgt. Joseph Toye
- TSgt. Donald Malarkey
Series Fun Facts
- The 10-part miniseries features 500 speaking roles.
- Several innovations involved the use and firing of squibs, the small charges that cause the bullet holes in costumes and sets. The special effects team came up with a firing mechanism using…
[show]Several innovations involved the use and firing of squibs, the small charges that cause the bullet holes in costumes and sets. The special effects team came up with a firing mechanism using compressed air, instead of the traditional pyrotechnics, so that actors could be much closer together when a squib went off without the dangers inherent in conventional squibs. They also invented a new firing system, whereby an actor was pre-wired with up to eight hits, controlled by a button he activated that was hidden in the sleeve of his costume.
- The art department reconstructed four World War II-era tanks, using the frames of Soviet T-34 tanks from WW II and British Army Personnel Carriers as the foundations.