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thomas7g August 13th, 2003 03:33 AM

Jamie Bamber and foxholes
I just rewatched Band Of Brothers and paid particular attention to Jamie Bamber to see if he can act.

The jury is out on his performance in BOB. It was a very minor role. So you can't tell. The one thing I will say is that the casting on that miniseries was superb. So at the very least he performed in a company of fine actors.

Oddly enough about his role as Sgt Foley, he was the leader of a platoon that was known for taking a dump in the foxholes that were created by the main characters of Band Of Brothers, Easy Company. Easy Company would dig their foxholes for cover. Then move out and 1st platoon would temporarily take their position and use the shelter EZ had built. But then when EZ returned to their nice foxholes, it had "felgercarb" in them. :)

Later it came time to take a german held town. The hero of the show, Col Winters told him what he needed to do to succeed. Go in fast. Keep moving. Move before they can pin you down with heavy fire. All the unit commander, Lt Dike, needed to do was follow Winter's plan.

But when it came time for battle Dike freaked out. He got stupid. He ordered Bamber back and forth across the same open area under fire to report to him. And Bamber did it cause he was told to.

Then Dike ordered Bamber to lead his small group of men to flank the town and attack it's rear. Bamber whined he didn't have enough men (true) but led his men anyways on this suicide mission. it was a slaughter.

They failed.

But then Winters sent in someone smart to gather EZ company and lead them to victory!

EZ Company soldier(sarcastically): "Thanks for crapping in our foxholes!"

Bamber: "Hey! Its our pleasure!"


kingfish August 13th, 2003 07:18 AM

Winters sent in Lieutenant Ronald Speirs to lead the attack.

shiningstar August 13th, 2003 01:10 PM

I haven't seen that movie yet but I look forward to seeing
it sometime.

kingfish August 13th, 2003 01:55 PM


Originally posted by shiningstar
I haven't seen that movie yet but I look forward to seeing
it sometime.

Band of Brothers is an HBO mini series. It is also available on DVD.

thomas7g August 13th, 2003 04:22 PM

or for rent!

Its a REALLY good miniseries. Writing is as good as it gets. Everything is top notch, high quality.

Even if you have no interest in WWII movies, you may be engrossed in this one. It basically has all the cinematic quality of that Saving Private Ryan movie, but it has GOOD writing. And Good dialog. it may not have Tom Hanks, but you will still like these guys.

shiningstar August 13th, 2003 07:47 PM

I'll rent it then with the kids at school I can do that! thanks for the info coundrum. Sorry but I haven't seen
any MOVIES or major TV events since I watched taken and that was the only thing I've watched on TV other then BSG.

thomas7g August 13th, 2003 09:38 PM

You are more than welcome. its a good series.

I was so awed by the fact that a generation of soldiers could do so much and undergo so much. It leaves you feeling very humbled. :)

shiningstar August 13th, 2003 10:15 PM

It sure does the only thing that I did when I
was in the military was to file papers, do KP,
and put up radio towers ............not much
when you consider WWII and what the soldiers
went through back then!

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