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Posted: 11/21/2012 3:28:29 PM EST
This is my Thanksgiving tradition is to watch BoB back to back and then watch Pacific tomorrow night. I am just now getting to Bastone in the storyline..how many of you watch those soldiers coming back before the Paratroopers go in, they are beaten pretty badly slogging past EZ and you yell at the t.v.," get their winter coats and ammo?"

Anyway...what should I watch as follow up for friday night?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:30:51 PM EST
Excellent taste my man. So many choices for friday.......
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:32:27 PM EST
Happy Thanksgiving, Bud!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:35:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 3:38:17 PM EST by flash556]
I like the "Crossroads" episode the best.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:37:27 PM EST
Episode 9 had me bawling like a baby.

"Never again"
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:38:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By flash556:
I like the "Crossroads" episode the best.


Me too, it seemed the "most real" simply for lack of a better term.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:39:20 PM EST
Bastogne, and Foy....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:39:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By flash556:
I like the "Crossroads" episode the best.

I like the last episode. After all of these years that I've owned it on DVD (10?) and as many times as I see it, I still can't make it through without a tear.

I simply can not imagine what it must have felt like to be on that airfield after 4 years of being away from home, watching friends getting cut down, and be told "The War is over." Never mind the ending with Winters......
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:40:16 PM EST
Bi winning!

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:03:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By flash556:
I like the "Crossroads" episode the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhRNVAykj7Q


Absolutely..no question. The "turkey shoot" and the sound of that MG firing off rounds is awesome.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:04:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By SurfAnimal:
Bastogne, and Foy....


It's hard to imagine their mindset...freezing to death, hungry, low ammo..and oh yeah, their shelling the hell out of you while your dug in.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:05:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrFeelgood:
Episode 9 had me bawling like a baby.

"Never again"

Yup..I fast forward through most of that, I get a knot in my stomach. Unreal what Hitler did to humans.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:19:10 PM EST
Two of the best series ever made for TV IMO, never fails to stir up any dust in the room.

As to your question, maybe Saving Private Ryan and Patton to go with the theme.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:24:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:15:37 PM EST by imonkeyman]
Just add a bottle of Booker’s bourbon and it will be a perfect holiday.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:26:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Shootr79:
Two of the best series ever made for TV IMO, never fails to stir up any dust in the room.

As to your question, maybe Saving Private Ryan and Patton to go with the theme.


I have'nt seen Patton in a few years...that was another great quotes movie. Good call.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:27:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:


Anyway...what should I watch as follow up for friday night?


Generation Kill
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:28:27 PM EST
Sobel was a prick and got his.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:28:51 PM EST
This scene was great take from it what you will...

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:33:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Sobel was a prick and got his.

Winters actually credited Sobel for the training. He stated that if wasn't for Sobel, they would have never taken the guns in Normandy and also stated that they took the guns in Normandy because they didn't have Sobel.

Sobel was part of the common glue that bonded the men early on. As much of a fucking hard-assed fucker he was, he deserves some credit for that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:39:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Sobel was a prick and got his.

Winters actually credited Sobel for the training. He stated that if wasn't for Sobel, they would have never taken the guns in Normandy and also stated that they took the guns in Normandy because they didn't have Sobel.

Sobel was part of the common glue that bonded the men early on. As much of a fucking hard-assed fucker he was, he deserves some credit for that.


agreed, Winters would say that(That kinda guy). But glad he had a better sense of direction
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:46:16 PM EST
Good stuff

Read, "A Time for Trumpets"- MacDonald(he fought there) it is THE book that will make you better understand what really happened there. Although the 28th, 99th and 106th were virtually destroyed(99, 106 were green)they kicked ass and totally disrupted the German attack; the 28th's stand was epic.

There is a lot of ground between the front line and Bastogne, it was all contested and much of the German strength was expended prior. The 101's stand was pretty noteworthy but the 28th prevented the 101 from being destroyed at the cost of itself.

History tries to teach us that the Germans attacked, green troops ran and the 101 saved the day; didn't happen like that, lots of stuff between.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:55:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Sobel was a prick and got his.

Winters actually credited Sobel for the training. He stated that if wasn't for Sobel, they would have never taken the guns in Normandy and also stated that they took the guns in Normandy because they didn't have Sobel.

Sobel was part of the common glue that bonded the men early on. As much of a fucking hard-assed fucker he was, he deserves some credit for that.


agreed, Winters would say that(That kinda guy). But glad he had a better sense of direction


Yeah but..the way that Schwimmer potrayed the character, I really hate that guy for his cowardness and taking it out on his troops. If it were accurate, but they did run alot and train hard which in the end probably saved their lives more than once.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:56:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Good stuff

Read, "A Time for Trumpets"- MacDonald(he fought there) it is THE book that will make you better understand what really happened there. Although the 28th, 99th and 106th were virtually destroyed(99, 106 were green)they kicked ass and totally disrupted the German attack; the 28th's stand was epic.

There is a lot of ground between the front line and Bastogne, it was all contested and much of the German strength was expended prior. The 101's stand was pretty noteworthy but the 28th prevented the 101 from being destroyed at the cost of itself.

History tries to teach us that the Germans attacked, green troops ran and the 101 saved the day; didn't happen like that, lots of stuff between.

Looks like I'm headed to the bookstore. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:00:59 PM EST
Saddens me to say I couldn't get into "The Pacific". Characters weren't as strong as "Band of Brothers" - I was INVESTED in those guys.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:01:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By flash556:
This scene was great take from it what you will...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMk85ZsBh0


I love the payback at Sobel..brilliant. The Nazi General's speech was epic within itself. He must have been from a previous generation that did not buy into the Nazi crap totally. He spoke of honor and not the Furheror. That was a great speech.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:04:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:05:33 PM EST by NAKED-GUNMAN]

Originally Posted By Stoop:
Saddens me to say I couldn't get into "The Pacific". Characters weren't as strong as "Band of Brothers" - I was INVESTED in those guys.


I know what you mean, but there were a few good parts. Them taking the war hero into a drunken stupor did not need to be seen. It was almost an anti-war movie sprinkled with American heroism. I do like the locations and the sounds of the different WWII Weapons being fired..thats why I like watching it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:48:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:

Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Good stuff

Read, "A Time for Trumpets"- MacDonald(he fought there) it is THE book that will make you better understand what really happened there. Although the 28th, 99th and 106th were virtually destroyed(99, 106 were green)they kicked ass and totally disrupted the German attack; the 28th's stand was epic.

There is a lot of ground between the front line and Bastogne, it was all contested and much of the German strength was expended prior. The 101's stand was pretty noteworthy but the 28th prevented the 101 from being destroyed at the cost of itself.

History tries to teach us that the Germans attacked, green troops ran and the 101 saved the day; didn't happen like that, lots of stuff between.

Looks like I'm headed to the bookstore. Thanks.


You will not be sorry; it will leave you going, damn. He served as a company commander in the 23rd of the 2ID and also wrote "Company Commander" about his personal experiences.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:56:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By flash556:
I like the "Crossroads" episode the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhRNVAykj7Q

"Drop your ammo. You only get one round to escort these prisoners to HQ. But you can keep that frag grenade on your chest."
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:56:06 PM EST
1 round...and a bayonet.
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