Easy Company takes on German troops in the French town of Carentan, and the battle takes its toll on one soldier who is badly traumatized by the experience.



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Easy Company's next objective is to take the town of Carenten where they engage in street to street fighting with a doggedly determined enemy. The fighting is hard and there are many casualties. Having pushed the Germans out, Easy Company now has to hold the position and soon face a counter-attack from German forces, including artillery and tanks. For Pvt. Albert Blythe, the pressure and stress pushes him to the breaking point. He even suffers from hysterical blindness but soon recovers with a few words of encouragement from Winters. After 36 days in battle, Easy Company is finally relieved and get to return to their base in England. Written by garykmcd

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16 September 2001 (USA)  »

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At one point in the attack on Carentan, Private Blithe finds himself at the medic station suffering from "hysterical blindness", a genuine psychiatric condition where one can go temporarily blind through trauma or stress. See more »


Before the battle ensues in the hedgerow Frank Perconte says "It's 9:30 in the evening back home". The time difference between France, and EST is 6 hours, meaning it would make it 3:30 am in the scene. It is clearly light outside, when the earliest sunrise in France at that time of year is 5 am. See more »


Sgt. George Luz: [during the attack on Carentan] God damn it!
Harry Welsh: Where the fuck is everybody? Where'd everybody go?
Sgt. George Luz: I have no idea!
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Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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