Band of brothers depicts the travails of the 506th Infantry Regiment of the US army with its focus on the Easy Company. This 10-part miniseries, hinged on World War 2 is the creative output of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The show takes one through the training of officers at Camp Taccoa to their faceoff with the adversary on the warfront. This army is headed towards Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and the batches track their experiences in their uphill task.
The script of the show drives its origin from E. Ambrose’s book on the same theme. An unexpected turn of events follow soon after the battalion is called for to wage a war against the Germans at Bastogne. One gets an insight into the real picture of what all ensues at the battlefield. For a soldier, the situation is a crucial one as he fights not only against the enemy but also emotions surging deep inside him. They are caught up in a myriad of crisis that haunts them in the form of depleting resources and fellow soldiers losing their lives.
The show is an intriguing tale of the mission the European armies undertook during the World War. Under the leadership of able officers like Lt. Winters, this troupe surpasses many obstacles. The soldiers go through a mental upheaval as they come face to face with concentration camps the moment they enter Germany and make their way to Austria. These instances bring to light the ruthless behavior meted out to the innocents at the hand of Nazis.
The concluding installment witnesses the Easy Company attaining their goal and accomplishing the task assigned to them. But war leaves indelible marks on the very psyche of an individual. As the regiment waits for the announcement of the end of the Pacific War, the show gives food for thought as to what all a soldier has to go through as he gears up to vanquish his opponent.