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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

…. Movie "Battle of the Bulge".

"One of the most beloved war stories ever filmed is that of HBO's "Band of Brothers" (2001), based on Stephen Ambrose' 1992 book by the same name. Now, the series was meticulously researched, and not only were military experts consulted on everything from uniforms to hatches to bullets, but the men of Easy Company were there virtually every step of the way.

Look carefully at the scene of Dutch liberation Edward "Babe" Heffron, E Company veteran, has a cameo as an old man drinking wine at a table.

When Major Dick Winters died a few years ago, Tom Hanks did an interview about him after his service. He related how when initially talking to Winters, Hanks told him that in the best of movies you can hope for maybe twelve percent accuracy. In this case, we were going for seventeen, Hanks said he told the veteran officer…."
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