It's May 1945 and Easy Company finds itself the first Allied troops to enter Berchtesgarden, Hitler's Bavarian retreat. They find the village virtually empty with only a few people working in the hotel. They're there only a short time when they get the news they've been waiting for: the German army surrenders and the war in Europe is over. For those with enough service, it means a trip home while the rest continue to train for an eventual transfer to the war in the Pacific. For others still, tragedy still awaits. The men of the 101st all have varied futures ahead of them. The bonds of brotherhood shaped in battle will remain with them for their lifetimes and beyond. Written by
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Frank John Hughes was rather infamous for it. Robin Lang stated that as soon as he found out he was playing Babe Heffron, he took him under his wing just as Guarnere had done for the real Babe. Mark Huberman (Les Hashey) joked that when the real Guarnere visited the set, he asked him what he thought of the real Hashey. And that when Guarnere replied that he didn't like him, Hughes did not speak to him again for the rest of production (though he claims Hughes did assure him it was for the sake of method acting). He even carved 'Fran' into his weapon because that had been the name of Guarnere's wife. See more
After announcing 'shifty' as the lottery winner Lt Speirs is missing his scarf which he wears in the beginning of the scene. See more
Richard D. Winters
[real life interview with Winters where he quotes Mike Ranney on how Ranney answered a question his grandson once asked him
I treasure my remark to my grandson who asked, "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?" Grandpa said, "No... but I served in the company of heroes".
Band Of Brothers Requiem
Composed by Michael Kamen
Vocals by Maire Brennan
and Zoe Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more