Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers (2001)

6 corrected entries in Day of Days

(2 votes)

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Towards the end, Lt. Winters is walking along a road as a column of vehicles pass. As a tank passes, he salutes using his left hand. In military protocol, it is considered a sign of disrespect to salute with the left hand.

Robert M

Correction: If a service member's right hand is injured or occupied is is acceptable to salute with the left hand.

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the episode, when the men are riding over the English Channel, a man lights another man's cigarette, and the flame doesn't flicker. In a subsequent shot, it shows Winters in the doorway with the door open. If the door were open, the wind from the doorway would have made it impossible to light a cigarette. In the original book, Ambrose even remarks that the men were asked to choose between having the door open for fresh air, or closed so that they could smoke.

Correction: There were many planes in the air during the jump over Normandy; hence, several "interiors" were shown - some with doors off and some without.

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: In this episode we see the men attacking a gun battery through the connecting trenches. Good research by the programme-makers - this is a perfect textbook manouvre, and it is still used today.

Scrappy

Correction: Its a textbook maneuver because of how well it was done by Easy Company, and this is mentioned in the episode itself, hence it isn't trivia.

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Winters jumps from the C-47, he is not wearing a reserve parachute on his chest. There were many troopers who did not jump with reserves, but Winters was not one of them. Also, those who did jump without one usually carried something else in its place. There is nothing here on Winters.

Alex Fulle

Correction: In Major Winters' book, "Beyond Band Of Brothers" on page 72, second paragraph, last sentence, he writes, "Thank goodness my main chute opened when I jumped the next morning because I had no place to hang the reserve chute on my harness."

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Compton is reloading his Thompson while asking where popeye got hit, he doesn't cock it but is still able to shoot.

Correction: Whenever a Thompson is fired, the recoil cocks the weapon ready for the next shot. Because of the likelihood that this gun will need to be fired very fast, it even does this on the last round of a magazine, so the soldier can fire as soon as a new magazine is loaded.

Day of Days - S1-E2

Corrected entry: After the jump into Normandy, Lt. Winters ad hoc platoon attacks the Germans under the railroad bridge. When he yells at Sgt Guarnere for not waiting for his order to fire, he turns and says, 'Move out, quietly.' But his mouth never moves.

Correction: Winters did not give that order, Carwood Lipton does.

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