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
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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
When Easy Company are giving out food to the prisoners at Landsburg, they are told by the regimental surgeon that the prisoners must be kept in the camp to monitor their health/nutrition. However when Nixon returns the next day to see the German citizens burying the bodies of the prisoners in accordance with martial law, none of the prisoners can be seen in the camp. See more
[speaking with a prisoner
He said the guards left this morning, sir. Langsamer, bitte, langsamer.
["Slow down, please"
They burned some of the huts first... with the prisoners still in them, sir... alive.
Some of the prisoners tried to stop them... some were killed... they didn't have enough ammo for all the prisoners, so... they killed as many as they could... before they left the camp. They locked the gates behind them and headed south.
Someone in town must have told them we ...
String Quartet in C# minor, op. 131, 6. movement
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven See more