Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

  • TV-MA
  • 2001
  • 1 Season
  • 9.4  (380,245)

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Brothers (which was written by historian Stephen E. Ambrose) to keep it historically accurate other sources including unpublished diary entries and other paratrooper memoirs were also referenced.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.

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Points
10. Points
November 4, 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 mansion and taking many of Hitler's belongings, the men are given some down time. With Hitler having commited suicide the war in Europe is over. The men of Easy celebrate, but soon they are told that all of the members without enough points to go home will be sent Japan.
Why We Fight
9. Why We Fight
October 28, 2001
Easy finally gets into Germany and is met with little resistance. While on a patrol, the members of Easy discover and abandonned concentration camp. The German guards have left, but all the prisoners are still in the camp.
The Patrol
8. The Patrol
October 21, 2001
Easy is in a town called Haguenau, near the German border. Winters is ordered to send a group of men across the river on a nighttime raid to take German prisoners.
The Breaking Point
7. The Breaking Point
October 14, 2001
Lt. Dike has been put in charge of Easy Company, but he is a terrible leader. He is constantly leaving the frontline and going off to random places whenever he is needed. The soldiers begin to wonder if he will be able to lead them when they are told they will have to take the nearby town of Foy.
Bastogne
6. Bastogne
October 7, 2001
Easy Company is in the forest just outside of Bastogne, Belgium. The company fights off frostbite, hunger and the occasional German attack. Medic Eugene Roe meets a Belgian nurse who he becomes friends with while trying to keep the men of Easy Company alive.
Crossroads
5. Crossroads
September 30, 2001
Winters led a daring mission at a Dutch dike and is promoted to Battalion. Winters does not like being stuck behind a desk and is concerned about the leadership of the three companies he is now in charge of. News reaches of a massive German attack in the Ardennes Forest and Easy Company is sent to defend the Allied lines, while short on supplies and ammunition, and without winter gear.
Replacements
4. Replacements
September 23, 2001
A group of replacement paratroopers join Easy Company just before the company is set to jump into Holland for Operation Market Garden. When Easy gets to Eindhoven, they meet no resistance, instead meeting locals who are happy to see them. But when they are patrolling a nearby town, they are ambushed and "Bull" is left behind.
Carentan
3. Carentan
September 16, 2001
After finally regrouping in Angoville-au-Plain, Easy Company is sent to take the town of Carentan, which is essential so that the United States can bring its tanks off the beaches. After struggling to take the city, the men of Easy Company along with several others are forced to prepare for the imminent German counterattack.
Day of Days
2. Day of Days
September 9, 2001
The members of the 101st Airborne drop into Normandy on D-Day. The drops are a huge failure, and the members of Easy Company are separated. Winters finds some members of his company and leads them to an American camp. He is then put in charge of the company when it becomes obvious that their commander did not survive the jump. Easy Company is then sent to take out a German artillery position that is giving the troops on Utah Beach some problems.
Currahee
1. Currahee
September 9, 2001
The members of the 101st Airborne are in training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. After finishing their training, the men ship out to Uppottery, England. They practice their jumps, do field exercises, and find out that their first combat experience will be Normandy.
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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.Band of Brothers is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2001.

Where to Watch Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Band of Brothers on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, The Roku Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 9, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    9.4  (380,245)