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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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 »

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When Capt. Nixon is asking the clerk about finding some whiskey, Pvt. Janovec walks in and says, "Did you hear the news? 300,000 krauts just surrendered! We're moving out in an hour." Nixon asks, "One hour?" and Janovec responds, "Yeah." Although the men of Easy Company were generally laid back socially, Janovec was supposed to have answered with "Yes, sir" (or something similar) due to Nixon being a superior officer. See more »

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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.
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