Band of Brothers
- 1 Season
Band of Brothers is based on the real life events of the soldiers in Easy Company which was a part of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. This television series tells of the exploits and experiences of the E Company during their assignment with 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Although the series is generally based from the book Band of Brothers (which was written by historian Stephen E. Ambrose) to keep it historically accurate other sources including unpublished diary entries and other paratrooper memoirs were also referenced. The series is based on the physical and mental strains placed upon the Battalion and one man's struggle to keep his troop together throughout all the adversities. The major focus revolves around Major Richard Winter and the experiences and turmoil that he and his company faced. As each real life event unfolds in the series the outcome is the same for the soldier that the character was based after. The series beginnings in Georgia at Camp Toccoa with jump training. The series also includes the actions that occurred from the landing at Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the Siege of Bastogne. The highlights feature the taking of eagle's Nest and the capitulation of Japan at the end. This television series was directed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg with consultations and input from surviving Easy Company veterans Richard Winters, Amos Taylor, Frank Perconte, Ed Heffron and Bill Guarnere. The cast of characters and actors include Damian Lewis as Major Winter, Ron Livingston as Captain Nixon, Matthew Settle as Captain Speirs and Donnie Walberg as Sergeant Lipton to name just a few.