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
Did You Know?
While in Austria, Talbert asks "Are we to run up them (the mountains) or ski down them?" After WWII, the United States ski industry grew from the experiences of the returning soldiers stationed throughout Europe. See more
During the baseball game Buck Compton is wearing a modern catcher's glove during long shots, but a more appropriate period glove for close-ups. 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".
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more