Band of Brothers: Season 1, Episode 9

Why We Fight (28 Oct. 2001)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Action, Drama, History
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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.

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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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When Easy Company enters the concentration camp, Winters asks Sgt. Christenson if any of his men speak German and he replies, "No, sir." Michael Fassbender, who portrays Christenson, is a German-born Irish actor who speaks German as a first language. See more »

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At the beginning of "Why We Fight", the date states April 10, 1945 Thalheim, Germany and the scene is with Capt. Nixon addressing a couple of the men on a balcony watching musicians play a Beethoven piece. Then it flashbacks to a month earlier. At the end, it flashes forward to the original scene and Capt. Nixon states Hitler shot himself. Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945. See more »

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Joseph Liebgott: [discussing their postwar plans] 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: All right, Web, breathe a little, Jesus. 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 ...
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