Biggest Brother.....Maj Richard Winters

#1
I'm reading his biography at the moment and whilst I'm sure we've all seen 'Band of Brothers' and thought that this man was a true leader reading this book totally reinforces it and more, I know the author was probably bias towards Winters but it seems he didn't put a thing wrong in most things he did militarily and the respect all those round him afforded him is outstanding. In the action at Brecourt Manor where he received the Distinguished Service Cross he was actually recommended for the Medal of Honour but the 101st hierachy had decided that only one was going to the Division and gave it to a Lt. Col instead. A very worthy read.
 

AlienFTM

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#2
I understand that Winters' quick attack on the guns at Brecourt continues to be taught as Sandhurst's DS solution for a quick attack to this day. But I know nothing.
 
#3
AlienFTM said:
I understand that Winters' quick attack on the guns at Brecourt continues to be taught as Sandhurst's DS solution for a quick attack to this day. But I know nothing.
IIRC the series said it was taught at West Point (where they know nothing too!).
 
#4
Speaking of Band of Brothers, rumor has it that Spielberg and Hank's production companies have set up shop in Australia for a possible Pacific version. Though wether it'll come to anything....
 
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DPM_Sheep said:
Speaking of Band of Brothers, rumor has it that Spielberg and Hank's production companies have set up shop in Australia for a possible Pacific version. Though wether it'll come to anything....
"The Pacific War" Link (IMDB link)

The project is going to be spearheaded by Bruce McKenna who was also one of the main writers on BOB1. The name will also NOT be Band of Brothers. It will be simply called THE PACIFIC WAR (or THE PACIFIC) and will not be associated with any of the characters from BOB1. It is rumored that the series will follow a USO troupe who travel the Pacific trying to keep Allied soldiers entertained and morally up beat about the war. By doing this, the writers will be able to interwine through various soldiers and civilians who are caught in the conflict. We'll see the stories of cooks, nurses, pilots, infantry, and many others. Their are rumors that the characters will be much more diverse than before, and therefore we'll probably see main characters that are Latino, Irish, British, African American, etc.
From:
http://www.the-pacific-war.com/
 
#6
It is rumored that the series will follow a USO troupe who travel the Pacific trying to keep Allied soldiers entertained and morally up beat about the war.
Well GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME!!!

will this see the reinvention of gunner graham and windsor davis' gritty and true to life characters?
 
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