As the Allies move into Germany and the war comes closer to an end, disillusionment and anger set in for Easy Company--until they stumble onto a concentration camp abandoned by the German military.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose),
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Paul Bentley ...
Dean Blanke ...
Kristina Brändén Whitaker ...
German Girl with Egg (as Kristina Branden)
George Calil ...
...
...
...
...
David Forest ...
Prisoner saying Danke
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Frankel (this episode's director) and Mikael Salomon (director of the next and final episode) were the only directors to direct more than one episode. See more »

Goofs

At some point the men of Easy Company witness the execution of German POW by French Soldiers. These French Soldiers wear Adrian helmets, great coats and puttees as the French army wore at the beginning of the war and during the French defeat in 1940. Though Vichy troops stuck to that equipment until 1942, Free French Forces were equipped with a mixture of British and American gear. The French soldiers that invaded Germany in 1945 would have been dressed like US GIs or British Tommies. See more »

Quotes

Cpt. Nixon: Hitler's dead.
Joseph Liebgott: Holy shit.
Cpt. Nixon: Shot himself in Berlin.
Sgt. Denver 'Bull' Randleman: Is the war over, sir?
Cpt. Nixon: No. We have orders to Berghtesgaden. We're gonna move out in one hour.
David Webster: Why? The man's not home. Should've killed himself three years ago, saved us a lot of trouble.
Cpt. Nixon: Yeah, he should've. But he didn't.
See more »

Soundtracks

Blood on the Risers
(uncredited)
Written by American Paratrooper
Performed by Troops
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episode 9: "Why We Fight" - Germans Marching into Capitivity eThink
Overrated man_with_a_van
Why has this show suddenly become so highly rated. Barkonian
Bits from the book that you wish were included in the series kquinn-64494
Is this pro-USA? ChuckRulez
Oi Mate billysimons3
Discuss Why We Fight (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?