Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers (2001)

5 corrected entries in Carentan

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Carentan - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In the scene where CPT Winters is telling Blithe to shoot his M1 Garand, he starts and shoots eight rounds in the slow motion part, the clip should be empty and the Garand should ping as it ejects the empty clip, but Blithe shoots four more bullets (making 12 shots total). A M1 Garand only holds 8 rounds; where did he get the extra 4?

Correction: Actually, Blithe fired 8 rounds correctly. This is in slow motion. When it goes back to normal speed, it's been set back to show the same firing sequence in regular speed, although only the last 4 rounds. If you look at the last shell fired, it flies out spinning. If you look when it's at normal speed, you'll see the exact same thing. The error is actually him recocking to fire a 9th round, not 12th.

Carentan - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In the third episode, Carentan, when the allied soldiers run into the city, one of the soldiers gets shot and falls to the ground in the middle of the street. Yet in the very next shot of that location, you can see the "dead" soldier adjust his arm.

Correction: It could be very likely that the soldier only was injured when he was shot, thereby able to move his arm

Carentan - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In episode three, Carentan, during the first battle in the city. Watch the part where two soldiers go in the house with the backyard shed (right before the same house gets bombed). Paranoid, one of the two soldiers shoots the backyard shed twice over a period of about 5 seconds. Well in his first shot, one bullet hole appears. In his second shot, two bullet holes appear. How can one bullet make two holes?

Kelsey H.

Correction: For anyone who has ever fired a semi-automatic rifle, they would know that one can fire 3 shots and it can sound like 2 due to the speed of the firing. Also as with most other guns occassional additional fire can happen when the trigger is pulled. This is referred to as trigger bounce.

Alex Fulle

Correction: His suspicions of someone being in the shed is true. When he fires for the second time he hits someone and their jerk reactions return fire.

Carentan - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In the attack on Carentan when they start clearing the buildings, they send Tipper and Liebgott to check a pharmacy. Tipper is carrying a bazooka on his back. When they have checked it, Liebgott leaves, but Tipper lingers behind to check a shack in the backyard. When he is about to leave the store, it is hit by artillery. As he walks out of the pharmacy a couple of seconds later, the bazooka on his back has disappeared. (00:18:05)

Correction: Given the violence of the explosion, it seems quite likely that it could have broken the narrow strap (visible as Tipper enters the building) holding the bazooka onto his back.

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Carentan - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In part 3, when a soldier is shot in the fingers, he is holding a bolt-action rifle. In 1944, the M1 Garand was the rifle all infantry used, and paratroopers used a special carbine with a folding stock. All of these were semi-automatic. No paratrooper, in 1944, had a bolt-action rifle, and if it was German, then he would have turned it in to get an American weapon. (00:43:07)

Correction: The US Army did issue a bolt-action rifle (the 1903 Springfield) to snipers, including snipers in Parachute Infantry Regiments. Presumably the man shown in this scene is a sniper. (Incidentally, the folding carbine version of the M1 was not standard issue for paratroopers. Look at photos of (the real) Easy Company in Normandy. Almost every one is carrying a standard M1 Garand.).

Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the bootcamp scene where Captain Sobel is yelling at Private Christenson for drinking from his canteen, you see a machine gun resting on Christenson's right shoulder. When the camera angle changes to behind Christenson, the machine gun has suddenly moved onto his other shoulder. This happens quite a few times in this particular scene.

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Crossroads - S1-E5

Question: How exactly do the M1 Garands work? I noticed that after the clip is emptied a metal type plate comes out the top of the rifle, what is that?

Answer: That actually is the clip. It is loaded into the top of the rifle, and is ejected with the last round. See http://www.wwiitech.net/main/usa/weapons/m1/.

J I Cohen

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