TV Mini-Series | TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
The actors endured a grueling ten-day boot camp where they learned the basics, from how to wear a uniform and stand at attention to sophisticated field tactics and parachute jump training. The average day was sixteen hours long, beginning at five a.m., rain or shine, with strenuous calisthenics, and a three to five mile run, followed by several hours of tactical training, including weapons handling and jump preparation.
Cpl. Eugene Roe:
Toye, are you missing something?
Joe Toye: Home.
Cpl. Earl 'One Lung' McLung: Ask him to dance, Doc.
Cpl. Eugene Roe: Toye, show me your feet.
Joe Toye: You watch the goddamn line, McClung.
Cpl. Eugene Roe: Where are your boots?
Joe Toye: In Washington, up General Taylor's ass.
When the 101st Airborne was sent into Belgium just before the Battle of the Bulge they were ordered to remove the Screaming Eagle patch from their uniforms, so the Germans would not know they were facing an elite division. It was only after the battle when they moved into Hagenau that they were able to wear the patches again.
The version of the series run on the History Channel includes edits for some (but not all) graphic violence and profanity.
English, Dutch, French, German, Lithuanian