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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Two German children watch the parade of German POWs from a bridge and talk about the passing American armor. One of the children says "Schau mal, es hat da gerade ein Flugzeug abgeschossen", which means "look, a plane has just been shot" and is obviously not the case. The other child answers "Wow, cool!" which would definitely not be said by a five-year-old German in 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 Quartet in C# minor, op. 131, 6. movement
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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