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"Band of Brothers": We're Supposed to Be Surrounded

The highly regarded HBO miniseries Band of Brothers follows a company of U.S. paratroopers through the preparation and experience of invading Europe on D-Day. Based on real life interviews by survivors, the series captures both the intensity of war and the heroism of the troops.

The final disc of the 6-disc DVD set includes video collages from the miniseries of each of the main characters. The collection of shots of Lieutenant Richard Winters gives a powerful picture of a true leader who understands his calling—not unlike how a Christian should view his or her calling in this world. The collage shows Winters charging with his troops into battle, then proudly saluting an officer he's just promoted, and then commenting to a fellow soldier, "I don't like to retreat."

The quick moving scenes of the collage close with Winters leading his troops into their most celebrated feat of the war, holding the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. A soldier leaving the front line pulls Winters aside and says ominously, "Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded."

Without hesitation Winters replies, "We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded."

Elapsed Time: DVD Disc 6, 00:00:41 to 00:01:00

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