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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Action | Drama | History | War

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A title card shows the date as 11 April 1945 when Capt. Nixon advises a group of Easy Company that Hitler is dead. Hitler didn't commit suicide until 30 April 1945. See more »

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Nixon later mentions that "the President's dead," during the sequence that is occurring "one month earlier" than the April 11, 1945 starting date. President Roosevelt died April 12, 1945. 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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"String Quartett In C-Sharp Minor (Opus 131)' (uncredited)
Composed by 'Beethoven'
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Why We Fight
20 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

As Nixon scrounges for his favored whiskey, Vat 69, Easy Company enters Germany. Some of the men on patrol stumble across a concentration camp (Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps throughout the territories it controlled. The first Nazi concentration camps were erected in Germany in March 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his Nazi Party was given control over the police through Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister Hermann Göring. Used to hold and torture political opponents and union organizers, the camps initially held around 45,000 prisoners.) near Landsberg and free the prisoners after realizing that the guards had abandoned the camp. The sight of the victims leaves many shocked and disgusted.


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