Band of Brothers

Day of Days - S1-E2

Character mistake: Winter calls his officer Major Strayers, when actually Strayers was a Lt Colonel. Winters made the same mistake in Currahee when walking upstairs with Capt Sobel.

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Suggested correction: Strayer didn't become a Lt. Colonel until 1945. In fact, Winters took over leading 2nd battalion of the 506th from Major Strayer when he became a Major and Strayer was promoted to lead the regiment.

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Crossroads - S1-E5

Factual error: In the Battalion HQ, British colonel Dobie is seen wearing an American jacket with the 101st divisional patch on the upper left arm. He is also wearing an American issue belt with canteen and sidearm holster. (00:06:05)

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Suggested correction: His clothes hadn't dried yet after swimming through a river to reach the US line. So the Yanks gave him their clothes to wear instead.

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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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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