Band of Brothers

The phrase “Band of Brothers” refers to a verse in the famous St. Crispin’s Day speech given by King Henry in Shakespeare’s play, Henry V. The line is part of Henry’s call to action, as the king rallies his troops to a victory over the French in the fictional drama. In contemporary cultural vocabulary, Band of Brothers refers to the title of a book, as well as the televised 10-part, 11-hour miniseries adaptation of the book that details the lives, deaths, tragedies, successes, and heroic deeds of the American men who served with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army during World War II. Easy Company, also nicknamed the Screaming Eagles, initially included over 140 members. These American soldiers began basic ...

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