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Band of Brothers Used as Training Video at Sandhurst, The Telegraph, June 29, 2014

Band of Brothers used as training video at Sandhurst

Scenes from the acclaimed television series are studied by trainees undergoing officer training at Sandhurst

Damian Lewis and David Schwimmer in Band of Brothers

Damian Lewis and David Schwimmer in Band of Brothers Photo: Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy

When undergoing the officer training for the British Army, one might be expected to go through rigorous lectures, gruelling drills, and early wake up calls.

But the trainees at Sandhurst are also offered a rather more unusual learning tool: watching Band of Brothers.

Damian Lewis, the British actor and star of the acclaimed television series, said pivotal scenes from Band of Brothers are studied at Sandhurst and its US counterpart West Point.

He disclosed his own nephew was currently studying at the Berkshire training centre and had proclaimed the focus on watching the scenes “quite annoying”.

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