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Band Of Brothers
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Band Of Brothers
Advantages: Shows the Horror of War and the Friendships that can be forged in it.
Disadvantages: May have you in tears!
This is story of "Easy Company" an American parachute regiment.
It tracks their journey through the Second World War. From the companies it's very uneasy training under the watchful eye of their unreasonable commanding officer played by David Schwimmer right up to the end of the war in Europe.
Every episode starts with the actual war veterans speaking candidly to the camera about the events which you are about to see unfold. This bit of every episode brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye. It seemed to make me proud of all the brave men who were prepared to go and fight for all of our freedom.
You follow them all the way through the war from the first moment they jump off the plane into battle. You experience everything with them, their victories, their defeats and it gives you just a small insight as to how a war can affect men in vastly differently.
You see the advantages of having a good leader and how the relationships of each of the company's different characters develop. It is interesting, and sometimes emotional, seeing how new members are welcomed and how old members are grieved.
The cast list is long and distinguished and you will recognise so many of their faces from other programmes and films you have watched over the years. It seems unfair for me to single any character out as favourite as they are all acted superbly but Donnie Wahlbergs character is mine. I am sure you will have you own favourites.
This is a multi DVD set that will have you reaching for the next disk as soon as you have finished the first one. It is a War drama that shouldn't be missed
Summary: Brilliant War Drama