Band of Brothers: Season 1, Episode 9

Why We Fight (28 Oct. 2001)

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The men of Easy Company are now in Germany, aware that the Germans are surrendering by the thousands and that the war is winding down. With more time to reflect, some of the men are ... See full summary »

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The men of Easy Company are now in Germany, aware that the Germans are surrendering by the thousands and that the war is winding down. With more time to reflect, some of the men are wondering if it was all worth it and begin to question whether the sacrifices they and their absent colleagues have made were worth it. That question is answered when they come across a concentration camp and they see first hand the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Captain Nixon has returned from a jump behind enemy lines that did not go well and resulted in many deaths. He's drinking heavily and has been demoted from Regimental to Battalion intelligence officer. Soon after Hiltler's death, they are ordered to Bertchesgarden, the Nazi leader's mountain-top retreat. Written by garykmcd

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The string quartet at the beginning and then end is playing "String Quartet in C-sharp, op 131," by Beethoven. This song is also interwoven into the background music throughout this episode. See more »

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Nixon later mentions that "the President's dead," during the sequence that is occurring "one month earlier" than the April 11, 1945 starting date. President Roosevelt died April 12, 1945. See more »

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Joseph Liebgott: [the men are talking about their postwar plans] Liebgott: What about you, Web?
David Webster: I guess I'll finish school first, and then...
Joseph Liebgott: Wait a minute, *finish* school? You mean all this time you've been talking about "Harvard this" and "Harvard that" and you ain't even finished?
David Webster: For one thing, I haven't told you anything. But yes, yes, I haven't finished, so the fuck what?
Joseph Liebgott: It's just the way you always talked, you know? We all figured that...
[trails off as Webster glares at him]
Joseph Liebgott: You know what, you're right....
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Am I the only one who liked David Schwimmer as Captain Sobel? airborne_trooper
This series does David Webster a huge disservice ulysses1904
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100 year anniversary - would be nice to have a WW1 series like this Vega_Lyra
Executing the German 'officer' on episode 10 conker203
It's the story of one unit, not a history of World War II. Geoffsj
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