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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Action | Drama | History | War

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16 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the flashback of Lieutenant Speirs shooting German prisoners in slow motion, the gunshot squibs underneath their pants are clearly visible. See more »

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Fire On Lake
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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