He drills the new privates ruthlessly and without mercy.

He drills the new privates ruthlessly and without mercy.

A soldier is ordered to run back up Currahee on his own.
George Luz does an uncanny impression of Major Horton to mess with Sobel. But it soon becomes apparent that, however effective a drill sergeant he is, he's completely incompetent out in the field. Sobel's authority is undermined even further when he attempts to punish the more popular Lieutenant Dick Winters. After Guarnere discovers his brother died, Martin gives his condolences and says "I'll see you on the other side" right before they jump.

How in the name of God was he going to have the strength to fight the war? Sobel actually made up two offenses by Winters. Winters's is him being the first to the top of the hill and stopping there to encourage the rest of the men to keep running. He's telling him not to stand so close to him and making a crack about the stereotype of Jews having large noses. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from Episode 1 – Currahee: "Currahee" is the first episode of Band of Brothers. In his first scene, Sobel revokes the weekend privileges for: Perconte's trousers being creased (implying he bloused them, which he is not allowed to do until he becomes an official paratrooper), Liebgott apparently having a rusty bayonet, Malarkey's weapon being in subpar condition, and Lipton for.

I'd Tell You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You.

Minor example. As a result, Sobel comes into conflict with his men, including Richard Winters, his executive officer. But it soon becomes … "Currahee" is the first episode of Band of Brothers. Soldiers stealing food from army supply means less food for everyone else. Joe Liebgott's is proudly informing Guarnere that he's Jewish and taking offence when he makes an anti-Semitic comment. The POV character is Easy Company's resident Drill Sergeant Nasty Captain Herbert Sobel. In reality, he trained with Fox Company and jumped into Normandy with them, not transferring to Easy Company until afterwards. Later on, he revokes Nixon's because when he asked what the can of peaches Parks was stashing was, the latter didn't answer "Army Property". Private David Webster can be seen in group shots with the rest of Easy Company.

Synopsis "Band Of Brothers" is the final volume of Stephen E. Ambrose's long opus on the history of World War Two, and how it affected every American citizen, from Soldier through Family to strangers.

The infractions in the opening scene, such as the loose thread and the rusty bayonet, are known to many Army veterans as "attention to detail" although Sobel is shown taking it to an extreme. What makes this odd is that there was a scripted scene for a later episode showing Webster transferring. Carwood Lipton's is trying to rally the rest of the men to do the Currahee run when they're still reeling from Sobel revoking their passes.

TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Band of Brothers Season 1 Episode 1: Currahee Summary: Easy Company is introduced to Captain Sobel, who has the group undergo hard and unfair training. The first one was the one seen in the episode, and in real life, Strayer set aside the punishment. Martin reveals he's been promoted to sergeant, and Perconte sincerely congratulates him. Parks stealing peaches. The men of Easy Company realise the possible outcomes of having Sobel as their commanding officer in their inevitable jump into Normandy and opt to do something about it.

The episode's title refers to the mountain near the training camp, featuring a 3-mile run to the top. It cuts to him doing so, but the rest of the men are shown doing it with him out of solidarity. The POV character is Easy Company's resident Drill Sergeant Nasty Captain Herbert Sobel. Study Guide for Band of Brothers – Episode 1: Currahee INTRO: Band of Brothers is a ten-part video series dramatizing the history of one company of American paratroopers in World War Two—E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, known as “Easy Company.” Although the company’s first experience in real combat did not Buck Compton is getting warned by Winters not to get too close with the men, after having spent some time gambling with them. Sobel made up a second one after this, which was what resulted in Winters being reassigned to the mess hall.

Though in real life, he read the letter while in the latrine, not watching a movie.