Band of Brothers
The book and the mini-series.
This Memorial weekend I was drawn to the History Channel's airing of the DVD mini-series even though I have the full series myself. The honesty, and yes, The Truth that is told by ordinary soldiers in Steven Ambrose's book was a departure from the autobiographical types of World War II books that had been written up to this point. His book recalled verbally and in writing what the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines did to save democracy in 1944. Several of the combat veterans are still alive and were filmed with their verbal histories. One I was glad to see was then, Lt. Winters.
If anyone has not seen this, I recommend it and would like a few comments from veterans and others. I attended my first memorial post-retirement at the American Legion I have joined on Memorial Day. Most in attendance were from WW II, Korea and the Vietnam Era.