Easy Company's stay in England is far too short when they are ordered to participate in operation Market Garden. This major engagement is to thrust north into Holland seizing the bridges along the way with a view to giving the Allies a clear route into Germany. The men of Easy Company are told that they will be leaving for good and they parachute into near Eindhoven, where they get a huge welcome from the war-weary population. With significant losses in Normandy invasion, Easy also has to welcome new recruits who, in the eyes of the now veteran combat soldiers who have survived, as much a liability as a benefit. The battle is not easy with the Germans putting up fierce resistance. The situation is particularly dire for Sgt. Bull Randelman who is separated from the rest of the Company and is forced to hide out in a local barn overnight as the Germans move in. The battle was not a success and did not shorten the war as had been hoped. Written by
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One of the replacements in this episode is named James Miller. In Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks character in the movie is named John Miller and Matt Damon's character is named James Ryan. See more
During the jump scene Les Hashey has problems releasing the QRF on his harness after he lands. Sgt Randelman comes along and releases it for him and says "don't be sorry, grab your rifle, lets go". Les Hashey does exactly that but doesn't take the harness off his back, seemingly running off with his parachute still attached to him. See more
They're bombing Eindhoven.
Come on Nix, I'm takin' you in for the night.
They won't be wavin' so many orange flags at us tomorrow.
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more