Are movie details totally accurate?

Regarding the article, “’Band of Brothers’ soldier dies at 90”: Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was played by Neal McDonough in the movie. He says “When you play a historical figure, you have to do it right and tell the truth.”

In the miniseries, it has the Band of Brothers sitting around in Hitler’s resort home, The Eagles Nest, getting drunk, after capturing the mountain mansion. My dad’s pile of war books lists Hitler’s Eagles Nest as being bombed to rubble by the Eighth Army Air Force long before allied troops ever got to it.

Am I wrong?

Guy Boehner

Everett

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