A set of US officer webbing from the production of the historical TV mini-series Band Of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose, the series follows the wartime lives of the 101st Airborne Division’s “Easy” Company, from their training at Camp Currahee through to the end of the war.
Soldiers wore their standard issue webbing throughout the series, from training scenes to battle sequences and between.
Made from heavy-duty canvas coloured olive drab number 7, the webbing consists of a neck and shoulder harness extending into left and right sets of five carbine pouches each, worn down the front of the body. Each pouch closes with a solid metal button clasp and holds a wood block painted black at its top end to resemble ammunition rounds. Metal links, rivets and ratchets connect the harness and allow for adjustment - an extra utility pouch on the right carbine strap holds a Milky Way chocolate wrapper and two cigarette butts probably used by an actor during production.
The second part of the set is a brown and olive-coloured canvas haversack featuring internal webbing slots and pockets for bullets, tools and sundries. A clear acrylic map holder is included, its two sides joined by canvas webbing and each featuring a red grid. The holder has a brown cloth dust cover attached at the top.
Heavily soiled and distressed to create the battle-worn look required for the production, each piece displays fraying, fading and marking throughout, but remain intact and in overall good condition.
Materials: Man-Made Woven Fibres, Ferrous Metals.
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