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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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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When Webster confronts the German baker who protests his bread being commandeered for the concentration camp inmates, Webster points his .45 at the baker. The rear sight of the pistol is clearly visible, and has a white dot on either side of the notch. Some modern pistols have "three dot" sights (the front sight also has a dot, and aligning all three on the target aims the shot), but WWII government issue .45s had sights that were the same dull dark gray finish as the rest of the pistol. See more »

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David Webster: Shut up! I said, shut up, you Nazi fuck!
[grabs baker]
German Baker: Ich-ich bin kein Nazi!
David Webster: Oh, you're not a Nazi? My mistake, you fat fucking prick. What about a human being? Are you one of those, or are you going to tell me that you never smelt the fucking stench?
[of the nearby concentration camp]
German Baker: Toten sie mich nicht! Bitte toten sie mich nicht!
["Don't kill me! Please don't kill me!"]
German Baker: Ich verstehe nicht was du da sagst!
Pvt. Joseph Lesniewski: Leave him alone, Web. He says he doesn't know what the hell you're talking about.
David Webster: ...
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Written by Oscar Hammerstein
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