It's May 1945 and Easy Company finds itself the first Allied troops to enter Berchtesgarden, Hitler's Bavarian retreat. They find the village virtually empty with only a few people working in the hotel. They're there only a short time when they get the news they've been waiting for: the German army surrenders and the war in Europe is over. For those with enough service, it means a trip home while the rest continue to train for an eventual transfer to the war in the Pacific. For others still, tragedy still awaits. The men of the 101st all have varied futures ahead of them. The bonds of brotherhood shaped in battle will remain with them for their lifetimes and beyond.
Did You Know?
Separated-at-Birth Casting: This was the intent of producers, casting most of the men based on their resemblances to their real-life counterparts. It's especially evident with Matthew Settle (Speirs), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Donnie Wahlberg (Lipton), Rick Gomez (Luz), Ross McCall (Liebgott) and Shane Taylor (Doc Roe). See more
After announcing 'shifty' as the lottery winner Lt Speirs is missing his scarf which he wears in the beginning of the scene. See more
Richard D. Winters
[real life interview with Winters where he quotes Mike Ranney on how Ranney answered a question his grandson once asked him
I treasure my remark to my grandson who asked, "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?" Grandpa said, "No... but I served in the company of heroes".
Band Of Brothers Requiem
Composed by Michael Kamen
Vocals by Maire Brennan
and Zoe Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more