“I never thought I’d get through D-Day, let alone the next phase or the next phase. I thought I was gonna get killed instantly. The chances of survival is very very slim… extremely slim.” – William Guarnere
Number of Times Seen – 4 (Jul 2002, 18 May 2005, 3 Jun 2015 and 5 Aug 2017)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the real men of Easy Company that are portrayed in Band of Brothers (2001)
My Take on it – Since Band of Brothers (2001) is one of my favorite movies and I’ve seen it numerous times over the years, it is always great for me to revisit the stories of the real men that the characters in that film are based upon.
This documentary gives us so much insight into the lives of these “simple” men who took the call to duty and served their country when it was most needed.
The events and trials that these men faced during World War II is amazing to hear directly from the men who actually experienced. them.
I’m always amazed at how vivid their memories and recollections are of events that transpired over half a century earlier, but they were events that helped form their bonds and of course helped them move forward later in life.
It’s great to see the mixed emotions that these men have about their shared pasts as they both laugh and cry when retelling some of their stories.
The fact that most of the men interviewed here have passe don in the 16 years since this was filmed helps this film serve as a testament and memorial to these heroic souls.
I miss them on the one hand, yet know that I can always revisit them whenever I want since they agreed to these interviews.
Bottom Line – Amazing documentary because it gives us real insight into the lives of the characters that we get to know in Band of Brothers (2001). We get to see how emotional each of them feels about the bonds they created while serving together during the battles they fought in World War II. The fact that most of them are no longer with us helps serve as a memorial and testament to their lives, duty and the things they did in the fight for freedom. It always amazes me by how vivid and clear their memories were of events that occurred more than half a century earlier. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This feature-length documentary is featured on the DVD for “Band of Brothers” (2001) (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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