I cherish the memory of a question my grandson asked me the other day, when he said: ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’ Grandpa said, “No. But I served in a company of heroes.”
hbo war meme: six heartbreaking moments [6/6]
- Toye has his leg blown off, Guarnere goes back for him
"Of course I wouldn’t be laughing if I had known what happened to Joe Toye"
Band of Brothers ♠ The Breaking Point"At first the Germans didn’t shoot at him. I think they couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing. But that wasn’t the really astounding thing. The astounding thing was, after he hooked up with I Company, he came back."
The Colombian Breaking Bad remake, Metastasis, will premiere June 8 at 10 pm ET/PT in U.S. on Unimas (without English subtitles). It will then air weeknights (starting on June 12 at 10pm ET), completing its run in three months, instead of six years on AMC, allowing Spanish-speaking viewers to binge more quickly, in a pattern common to telenovelas, a popular TV staple.
"They did all the 62 episodes we did, but made them much faster, on a smaller budget," says Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who had “zero” input in the adaptation but experienced a “slightly disorienting feeling of déjà vu” watching the first episode. “It simultaneously inspires me and makes me feel a little sheepish that we took as much money and shooting hours as we did.” (x)
The Normandy landings(termed D-Day) were the landing operations of the Allied invasion during World War II, on the 6th of June 1944. The operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe and contributed to the ultimate Allied victory. It was among the most desperate undertakings in the history of war. Allied casualties on D-Day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. German casualties were around 1,000 men.On the eve of D-Day the Allied leadership was in a state of neurotic anxiety. Just after midnight, a restless Churchill bade his wife goodnight with the words, ‘Do you realise that by the time you wake up in the morning twenty thousand men may have been killed?’ (X)
I used footage from Band of Brothers to make this set. It is supposed to represent airborne troops, which were dropped to support the navy.
Tonight is the night of nights.
Tomorrow throughout the whole of our homeland and the Allied world the bells will ring out the tidings that you have arrived, and the invasion for liberation has begun.
Band of Brothers Random Facts
"Nix, what are you going to do in battle?"
"Oh, I have every confidence in my scrounging abilities, and I have a case of Vat ‘69 hidden in your footlocker."
❝ How could anyone ever know of the price paid by soldiers in terror, agony and bloodshed if they’d never been to places like Normandy, Bastogne or Haguenau? ❞
— The Last Patrol