A well deserved nap for Major Winters!
|—||Major Dick Winters, Beyond Band of Brothers. (via kissablekat)|
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne toast with the Führer’s wine to the capture of “The Eagle’s Nest” at Berchtesgaden.
A temporary cemetery for the fallen.
Send it in!
|—||Donald Malarkey (via frankjohnhughes)|
One of my favourite memories was on the day that Bill and Babe landed in England while we were shooting. Bill, Babe and I went to Tom Hank’s office and Tom played a rough cut of a few scenes of us doing the Normandy drop.
Bill and Babe sat on chairs in front of the TV – their eyes glued to it as they watched themselves jumping out of c-47’s right down into those German guns. It was very emotional for them. Tom and I sat together on a couch with tears in our eyes as we watched them reliving all this and Tom looked at me and said, “This is why we do this work.”
Another favourite memory was when I introduced Bill and Babe to Richard Speight who played Muck – Babe looked at him and said, “Jeeze kid – I was there when you got it.” It was such a powerful moment for all of us because it drove home the point that this was not just another war movie – these names were real men – friends of Bill and Babe and meeting the actors playing them was like meeting ghosts for them.
It once again showed how important all this was – and that we had to get it right.
|—||Frank John Hughes (via frankjohnhughes)|
|—||Shane Taylor (via frankjohnhughes)|
WWII Paratroopers on a training jump.