‘Easy Company’, the American paratroopers also known as the ‘Band of Brothers’, is one of the best-known Allied units involved in the D-Day landings. Less well known is the fact that they trained for the campaign in Wiltshire. Richard Osgood describes a recent excavation of their camp.
On 6 June, we marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Among the Allied troops involved in that watershed campaign was the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, US Army. They were nicknamed ‘Easy Company’, but – thanks in part to a 2001 TV series – today they are better known as the ‘Band of Brothers’. […]