Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Band of Brothers' Major Richard Winters dies aged 92

Did not realise he had died until yesterday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12158637 , I believe he was an exceptional man.

I consider Band of Brothers one of the greatest TV series I have ever seen, I read the book "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E.Ambrose (excellent book) afterwards and found the character of Dick Winters fascinating and read his biography by Larry Alexander "Biggest Brother" (very good book).He was a no nonsense sort of man who led from the front and inspired others.

A picture of Major Winters 1945.


A picture of Dick Winters from 2002.

Some of the cast from the TV series, Dick Winters is in the middle played brilliantly by Damian Lewis.

20 comments:

  1. 92 is a good long stretch and we owe him and a good many others our thoughts.

    When somebody from WW2 passes away, you can't help but think how things might have been and what might I be doing now it it wasn't for the likes of Dick Winters and those who were lost?

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  2. Band of Brothers was a very good TV show. Made me think of Saving private Ryan.

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  3. Band of Brothers was an excellent series and nice to know the main character lived a long and happy life after the war.

    Christopher

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  4. That's a shame, he was a great man. I read the Ambrose book and I've seen Band of Brothers many times. I gotta agree there Fran it is one of the best shows ever made.
    RIP Dick

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  5. 92 is a good age. It will be sad when all the WW2 vets are gone. It must have been strange in America during the 1920s when you could speak to the last survivors of the American Civil War.

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  6. Great book, great series.

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  7. I loved the series, hopes he rests in piece.

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  8. I love Band of Brothers. Didn't even know the Ambrose book existed. I definitely have to check this out.

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  9. he lived a full live...more eventful than most of the past few generations thats for sure.

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  10. He had an amazing life, I loved that tv series too

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  11. If he wasn't a hero, then there are no heroes.

    RIP

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  12. This is the first that I knew he'd passed away. Damn fine soldier who just had a natural knack when leading men in combat. Reminds of Hal moore from We Were Soldiers fame.
    There is a reasonable biography about him called Biggest Brother by Larry Alexander for any one out there who wants to read more about him and hasn't heard of this book.

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  13. I did not know that he had passed away. I just bought a couple of his books this past weekend. I made my kids watch the entire series back in December. My son loved it.

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