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 …
Series Fun Facts
- Although historian Stephen Ambrose who wrote the book was not involved in the production of the series he was enormously impressed with it.
- The hard shock that many of the paratroopers spoke of when they jumped at Normandy - causing them to lose their leg bags, helmets, and other equipment - was caused by the parachute the…
[show]The hard shock that many of the paratroopers spoke of when they jumped at Normandy - causing them to lose their leg bags, helmets, and other equipment - was caused by the parachute the troopers were using (not the type shown in the film). That parachute was called a T-1, and as it deployed out of its pack the canopy came out first, then the suspension lines and finally the risers connected to the harness. With this design, by the time all of the lines are fully deployed the canopy has completely filled with air, acting as a brake for the lines, causing the paratrooper to come to an abrupt stop at the end of the deployment. The heavier the paratrooper and the more equipment he was carrying, the more sudden the stop or shock. Current design parachutes deploy in the completely opposite way (lines first, then canopy), greatly reducing the opening shock. On D-Day, not only were the leg bags a new "innovation" that the paratroopers hadn't practiced with, but frequently the aircraft were flying much faster than expected (to avoid flak) and the shock of opening was, therefore, increased.
- The forest set, recreating the Bois Jacques in Bastogne, was built in an airplane hangar using real trees, as well as 250 trees created by the special effects department.