The origin of "Band of Brothers"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by mojo1a, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. mojo1a

    mojo1a Member

    In 1992, I sat down with Stephen Ambrose and some of the men of Easy Company when Ambrose's book, "Band of Brothers," was being released. If I'd know how many of them would become famous with the HBO series that would come out, I would have spent more time talking to more of them. But this is some of what I heard from them.

    http://ww2thebigone.com/2016/03/21/band-of-brothers/
     
  2. Packhow75

    Packhow75 Senior Member

    I assumed that you were going to tell us that the origin of "Band of Brothers" is probably from a book written about the British Recce corps in 1947 called "This Band of Brothers".


    Tim
     
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  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Ambrose has taken a great deal of criticism but he certainly deserves some credit for popularising WW2 history. As a Historian he had a lot of faults but he had a knack for bringing to life the story of the common soldier. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    Not sure of title of post is a question or statement but the phrase 'band of brothers' was coined by an Elizabethan poet and playwright , one W. Shakespeare, and comes from the play Henry V - the St Crispin's day speech.
    Happy Birthday, Will.
     
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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WcfDNpmmpw
     
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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Here is Kenneth Branagh's version, should be played before any England sporting event.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM
     
  7. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Why would he? The title of the post wasn't "This Band of Brothers."
     
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  8. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    .....and that St Crispins day speech also contains the line about them being 'Warriors for the Working Day' which has been used as the title for a number of books including the one by my Dads 3RTR tank commander Peter Elstob.
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Watching this every now and again The end scene

     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Never tire of watching this

     
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