Reunited - A Band of Brothers reminisce over the first photo selection for Genesis' latest, signed, limited edition historical volume.
The veterans that comprise this most famed Allied company of the second world war - Easy Company - were reunited during the first week of October for three days in Minneapolis, MN, for their 61st annual reunion .
With moving memories of fallen comrades and colourful recollections of an elite outfit, the company of men immortalised by Steven Ambrose, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks as a 'Band of Brothers', took an opportunity to survey the initial photo selection for the coveted historical volume due out in 2008.
The archive of photographs features unseen images from the phenomenal campaigns of Easy Company, from training in America, to combat in the European theatre; including the personal negatives of Major Richard D Winters and some of the most remarkable black and white, and colour kodachrome photographs to have come out of the war.
The book will also feature original memorabilia, including maps with Major Winters' notes and strategies; letters sent home to loved ones from the front lines; official records of operations; and a host of valuable reproductions. Bound in black leather and covered with original M1942 paratrooper jump-jacket material, Easy Co, 506th PIR In Photographs
, will provide a highly collectable testament to some of the most audacious and defining actions of WWII.