Action, Adventure, Drama, Mini-Series
Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.
Aired 15 years ago - Nov 04, 2001
Easy Company enters the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden, once home to Hitler's top officers. They find the town deserted and rush on to capture Hitler's famed "Eagle's Nest" before the French can get there. Here they learn of the German army's surrender.
Aired 15 years ago - Oct 28, 2001
As Nixon battles alcoholism, Easy Company enters Germany. A concentration camp near Landsberg is discovered by a patrol. This site leaves many soldiers both shocked and disgusted at what they're witnessing at the hands of the Nazi Germans. The episode was based on the liberation of Kaufering IV in the area of Hurlach.
All right, this one's got some,
My friend just keeps talking.
Oh, God! Yeah, yeah.
It was great. Fantastic.
Only the finest
for Mrs. Nixon's baby boy.
...is assembling food packs to assist
European families in dire need.
We'd be in Berlin by now,
if it was us instead of them.
- See you.
- Yeah, see you.
...who replace Toccoa men that you
got killed in the first place.
- A particular brand of whiskey.
...and a smile to die for.
Yes, I haven't finished.
So the fuck what?
Go, go, go!
- Why the hell are you so jumpy?
- I'm not jumpy, I'm fine.
- More, have you seen any officers?
- Major Winters is right in there.
Some of them were killed.
- Unwanted, disliked, maybe?
I can't tell them that, sir.
For cremating all the bodies.
- Kerchief, sir?
- What? No, thanks.
Aired 15 years ago - Oct 21, 2001
Easy Company carries out a dangerous mission in Haguenau as David Webster returns from a hospital. Together with new replacement 2nd Lt. Jones, he eventually (re)integrates with the other soldiers, whose experiences at Bastogne have made them weary
and closed off from Webster due to the fact he didn't try and leave hospital early unlike other soldiers in the company.
l said, ''No. l wouldn't be able
to stand that. '' So l didn't go.
Papers called them
''The Battered Bastards of Bastogne. ''
Come on, Sgt. Martin,
this can't be everybody.
Jackson, help me up, will you?
Have a seat, Webster.
We'll get you situated.
Capt. Speirs, sir. This is Lt. Jones.
June 6? Of last year?
-Fine, 2nd. Take. . . .
All clear! All clear!
So you wanna introduce me to the men?
You were at the CP.
This is a prisoner snatch, right?
-l know you know.
-Just give us the names.
There is a patrol set for tonight.
Speirs wants McClung--
That list sounds like everybody to me.
Sgt. Malarkey's in no condition
to be on this patrol.
-Wait your turn!
Hear what happened
on D Company's patrol last night?
l feel that l should
go on the patrol.
Fine. You can go.
There will be a briefing. CP, 1 700.
Can you believe that guy? Webster.
Tries to get out of everything.
The same mission could be met
with disaster, and result in...
Stay low, keep moving!
Hey, sit down!
He was just one more casualty in a war
that was supposed to be all but over.
You leave someone on the bank?
Are you drunk, trooper?
-OB, supplies, Hitler's favorite color.
Make damn sure you remind them
how proud l am of what they did.
. . .but were unable
to secure any live prisoners.
l guess you lost
another platoon leader, Web?
In America, things were
already looking like peacetime.
Aired 15 years ago - Oct 14, 2001
Easy Company battles near Foy, Belgium, losing numerous men. In the episode, the actions of 1st Lt. Norman Dike, the Company's commander, are examined and questioned. Serving as narrator is 1st Sgt. Carwood Lipton, who attempts to keep the morale of the men up as they endure their trials in the forest near Foy.
Aired 15 years ago - Oct 07, 2001
Easy Company experiences the Battle of the Bulge and have to hold ground near Bastogne while running low on ammunition and other supplies. The episode focuses on medic Eugene "Doc" Roe as he helps out his fellow soldiers where he can, while also scrounging for medical supplies, of which the Company is dangerously low.
. . .the first thing l'll say is,
''l'm glad l'm not in Bastogne. ''
We've been taking ground in
one position, losing it in another.
-What? This is it?
-Yeah, that's it. That's all we got.
whatever you can beg, you beg.
-Come on, Spina. Move.
-l'm moving. l'm moving.
-He's not using his.
-Maybe Hinkle's got a Syrette.
-Where are your boots?
-ln Washington, up Gen. Taylor's ass.
That's why you gotta move around.
l need morphine. l need bandages.
Whatever you got. We got nothing.
Doc, it's a combat patrol. Why don't
you stay back and keep out of trouble?
-We got a man down!
-Let's get the hell out of here!
-At the CP.
lt's trench foot. lf it turns
gangrene, you could lose it.
Hey, how about you?
Where does she come from?
Hold your fire. Get ready, Walter.
Look, l'll get you
another Purple Heart for it.
General McAuliffe sent a message.
Thought your people'd like to hear it.
She's finished with me.
-Lemon powder snow cone.
Aired 15 years ago - Sep 30, 2001
Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German soldier. Operation Pegasus is depicted. Easy Company is called to Bastogne to repel the sudden German counterattack.
Aired 15 years ago - Sep 23, 2001
New characters are introduced when replacements join Easy Company, who struggle to be accepted by the veterans who fought at Normandy. The Company is sent to parachute into and fight in the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden, where they
liberate Eindhoven. During combat in Nuenen, the replacements integrate themselves with the Company, but the Company is forced to retreat. The episode follows Sergeant Denver "Bull" Randleman, the replacements' immediate superior.
...to impress the older guys,
people like me or Shifty.
All right, now, lieutenant,
nice and easy. We still got a shot.
- Yeah, two packs.
- All right, two packs. One shot.
Heffron's staring at the airplane's
nose, because on it...
That could end the war
and get us home by Christmas.
- Can you make the jump?
- Sure I can, Lip. I just can't sit.
When you land, the end will hit
your knee and break your jaw.
- Bull! Have you seen Captain Winters?
- No, why?
- Keep moving! Get up! Keep moving!
I believe you. But if I can't see
the bugger, I can't shoot him, can I?
MG42, 10 o'clock. Nail them!
Pull back! Pull back!
Alley! Pull back!
- We'll carry you!
- I weigh more than you two combined.
- Yeah. You feel all right?
- Yeah. Quit looking at me like that.
Hoob, any news of the Bull yet?
Where the fuck you been?
All right, mount up! Let's move out!
We're gonna have to find
another way into Germany.
Aired 15 years ago - Sep 16, 2001
Easy Company are sent to liberate the French village of Carentan, where they lose several men in heavy fighting. The episode focuses on Private Albert Blithe, who struggles with crippling anxiety following the battle.
- Look who decided to show up, Floyd.
- Hey, Luz.
- Who's in command?
- Winters for now.
"Another thing to remember, boys:
Flies spread disease.
- Damn it.
He climbed up there to get it. It's
said to be the mark of a true soldier.
- Goddamn it.
- Where the fuck is everybody?
- Come on!
- Close behind.
- Check across the front.
- Move on one!
Walking wounded to the rear.
Oh, God. This Kraut cheese
...who said an eyewitness told him
Speirs hosed those prisoners.
From what I heard, he took that last
105 on D-Day practically by himself.
Answer me this then:
I'm okay, sir.
S2 said the Germans only left
a company to defend Carentan.
Come on, Smith. Get up.
It's your watch.
Just do what you have to do.
- Let's make them holler.
- It's 9:30 at night back home.
Keep low! Go! Go! Go!
Okay, pull back!
Keep firing! Don't slack it off!
- Hold your fire!
- No, that's too close.
Move forward on the right flank.
They're pulling us off the front line.
Said General Taylor was pleased.
It's good to be alive!
- Oh, my God.
- Way to go, Smithy!
Couple of announcements, men.
Two shirts, two pairs of trousers.
Two bob and tuppence, please.
Aired 15 years ago - Sep 09, 2001
Easy Company lands in Normandy, scattered all across and away from their drop zone. 1st Lt. Meehan, commander of Easy, is killed when his plane suffers a direct hit and 1st Lt. Winters must take command and 1st Lt. Speirs is introduced.
Aired 15 years ago - Sep 09, 2001
Easy Company is introduced to Captain Sobel, who has the group undergo hard and unfair training. As a result, Sobel comes into conflict with his men, including Richard Winters, his executive officer. The company is shipped to England to prepare for D-Day.