Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers (2001)

3 mistakes in Why We Fight

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Why We Fight - S1-E9

Factual error: Private Webster is holding the baker and pointing his 45 caliber pistol on the baker's throat. A 3-dot (white) sight system can be seen on his pistol. The 3-dot sight system appeared either in the late 1970's or early 1980's. (00:46:15)

Why We Fight - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Cpt. Nixon is running out of booze while he is playing poker with some other officers he is going out to take a walk. After a while he stops in front of a shop window and smashes a petrol can from a nearby jeep through the glass. There is a big hole in the window but not big enough for him to get through. Two shots later there is no glass at all in the shop window even though he never had the time to remove the rest of it.

Why We Fight - S1-E9

Factual error: At the beginning of the episode it says is April 11, 1945, the men are listening to the 4 piece then it goes to a month earlier. At the end of the episode, it returns to this exact scene where Nixon announces, "Hitler is dead." Hitler didn't commit suicide until ten days after his birthday, the 20th, on April 30.

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Trivia: 40 members of the cast had to go through a ten day bootcamp in which they were called by their roles in the series. Their boot camp instructor, Captain Dale Dye, was also in charge of doing the bootcamp for the main cast of Saving Private Ryan. Dye played the role of Colonel Robert Sink in the series, and a Colonel in the war department in the film. Dale Dye has also starred in, and been a military advisor on many other TV series and films for years, he's an extremely well respected man in the film industry.

Kelsey H.

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Answer: To mess with him. A lot of the "regular" soldiers didn't respect or even like Webster early on because he was a college boy. That dislike and lack of respect was deepened when Webster took what they perceived to be an extended stay in hospital after being wounded when many of their other comrades - Popeye for example - left hospital early to get back with their friends to fight.

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