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Damian Lewis Talks About Band of Brothers at Chalke Valley History Festival in 2016 (AUDIO) – Feb 17, 2017

Damian Lewis talks about Band of Brothers at Chalke Valley History Festival in 2016 (AUDIO), podcast published on February 17, 2017

Chalke Valley History Hit

Source: cvhf.org.uk

We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities.

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Band of Brothers – Behind the Scenes with Damian Lewis, WWII Nation, June 28, 2014

Original article at WWII Nation

Band of Brothers – Behind the Scenes with Damian Lewis

by Lawrance, June 28, 2014

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On Saturday 28th June 2014 at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Damian Lewis discussed his experiences of being a part of the critically acclaimed HBO WW2 mini-series, Band of Brothers.
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Damian Lewis Meets Veteran at D-Day Landing Site in Normandy – June 7, 2014

Damian Lewis meets veteran at D-Day landing site in Normandy

He’s best known for portraying Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in hit TV series Homeland, and it would seem his interest in the military and history extends much further than a Hollywood TV show.

by FELICITY THISTLETHWAITE – The Express –  7 June 

Damian meets with World War II veteran James “Pee Wee” H. Martin, age 93. Source: The Express

The 43-year-old former Eton student was spotted in Normandy talking to D-Day veterans earlier today.

World War II veteran James H. Martin, 93, who landed with the 101st Airborne, on Utah Beach, chatted away to actor Damian as they took in the sight.

The pair stood tall during a wreath laying ceremony at the Richard Winters monument, in Sainte-Marie du Mont, France.

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Richard Winters Leadership Monument Dedication Date Announced

The World War II Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit based in Kingston, Rhode Island is honored to announce that a formal date has been set for the dedication of the Richard Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France.

On June 6, 2012, the 12-foot high monument, honoring all United States Army junior officers who led the way on D-Day, June 6, 1944, will be dedicated just outside the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France. The dedication ceremony will be hosted by three-time World Series winning Major League baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and former Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.

The monument will recognize (then) First Lieutenant Richard Winters, leader of World War II’s famous Band of Brothers, and the leadership abilities of all U.S. Army junior officers of all divisions and corps during the Normandy phase of Operation Overlord. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont was the objective of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne on D-Day.

The statue will be designed by internationally known sculptor Stephen Spears of Fairhope, AL, and be the likeness of Lt. Winters, who passed away in early January of 2011. Mr. Spears is the sculptor of the United States World War I Doughboy statue in Cantigny, France and the U.S. Navy World War II monument, dedicated in 2008 outside the Utah Beach museum, Ste. Marie-du-Mont, France. The statue of Mr. Winters will be positioned in a leadership position (as a leader of men).

The statue will be identified as (then) 1st Lt. Richard Winters, E-Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. The monument will prominently feature the words Leadership 6-6-1944 and a quote from Richard Winters below his likeness which will read: “Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men.” The monument foundation will also have the words inscribed: Dedicated to all United States Army junior officers who led the way on June 6, 1944.

An HD Documentary Film is also part of the project. It will focus on Dick Winters’ leadership abilities in Europe in WWII, his ability to motivate, inspire and lead men when initial planning has broken down, all principles that are still important today to those who lead and set the stage for others to succeed. Interviews with E-Company men alive today and a never before seen interview with Major Winters will be utilized. The film will be narrated by actor Damian Lewis, who portrayed Dick Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers.

Read the full press release at PR Newswire. For more on the Richard Winters Leadership Project, visit the The WWII Foundation website.

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Damian Lewis: Cherwell Salutes You – May 11, 2011

Damian Lewis: Cherwell Salutes You

Damian Lewis is making me a cup of tea. Dressed in Ugg boots, a checked shirt and a stylish knit cardigan, he’s every inch the metrosexual, cool guy about town: down with the kids in more ways than one, he has to head off after the interview to read his children a bedtime story.

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