Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers (2001)

2 factual errors in Why We Fight

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.

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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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In this episode we see Blithe get shot in the neck and are told that he died in 1948. In reality he was shot in the shoulder and survived. He later served in Korea and was promoted to master sergeant as well as receiving the paratrooper of the year award. Blithe died in 1967 while on active duty in Germany.

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In the scene where the Red Devils toast the 101st Airborne, when the camera shows the assembled soldiers you'll see Tom Hanks as one of the Red Devils in a beret at the back left (5 or 6 men in) with his right hand on his hip. His head moves forwards to become obscured behind another soldier.

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