Undeclared: Band of Brothers – Episode 2 “Day of Days” & Chapter 5

Undeclared BoB – 3 Day of Days

It’s D-Day, and Easy Company’s jump into Normandy is a giant mess. Planes crash, pilots speed up while flying too low, and the soldiers land often in the completely wrong place. However, they’re so well trained – they studied the sand tables! – that they manage to get to where they’re supposed to be (many of them, anyway) and manage to pull off a textbook assault on a fixed position against some German guns keeping the guys out in the water from reaching the beaches.
It’s all really exciting.

2 thoughts on “Undeclared: Band of Brothers – Episode 2 “Day of Days” & Chapter 5

  1. Band of Brothers is a brilliant and moving mini-series. I have just discovered this podcast and am enjoying your discussions and looking forward to going through the rest of the episodes along with you.

    I was listening while out walking and came across a small memorial plaque that I had never taken notice of before. In part due to the subject matter of the podcast, I decided to take the time to read and reflect on the plaque.

    It transpired that it was a memorial for 4 USAAF airmen killed when their C47 “Lilly Bell II” crashed nearby in 1944.¬† The description mentions that the deceased had all been involved in dropping paratroops on D-day and Market Garden.

    I wanted to comment to praise this podcast for not only reflecting on the TV series, but also remembering the sacrifice of the real people who experienced these events.

     https://i2.wp.com/www.guildford-dragon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Aircrew-memorial-Plaque-1.jpg

    1. Thank you so much for this! I had never heard about this incident, and immediately googled it (which led me to the page you linked the picture from). I will be sure to mention both in our next episode. Also, thank you for your kind words, and I hope you continue to enjoy our coverage of this show. – Jaime

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