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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(at around 50 mins) Winters mentions that the Soviets liberated a camp much worse than the one encountered by Easy company. A camp ten times as big with execution chambers and ovens. He is referring to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp liberated by the Soviets on January 27, 1945. See more
When Webster threatens the German baker, his 1911A1 pistol has high profile 3 dot sights. World War II era 1911 pistols had small unmarked sights. 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