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Why We Fight 

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.

Director:

David Frankel

Writers:

Stephen Ambrose (based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose), John Orloff
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Allen ... Alton M. More
Nicholas Aaron ... Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn
Eion Bailey ... David Kenyon Webster
Jamie Bamber ... Jack E. Foley
Philip Barantini ... Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk
Paul Bentley ... Old German in Landsberg
Dean Blanke Dean Blanke ... German Grandson
Kristina Brändén Whitaker Kristina Brändén Whitaker ... German Girl with Egg (as Kristina Branden)
George Calil George Calil ... James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.
Michael Cudlitz ... Denver (Bull) Randleman
Dale Dye ... Col. Robert F. Sink
Michael Fassbender ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Dexter Fletcher ... John W. Martin
David Forest David Forest ... Prisoner Saying 'Danke'
Rick Gomez ... George Luz
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Storyline

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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Language:

English | German | Serbian | French

Release Date:

28 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The string quartet at the beginning and then end is playing "String Quartet in C-sharp, op 131," by Beethoven. This song is also interwoven into the background music throughout this episode. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Perconte and O'Keefe arrive at an observation post to relieve Hashey and Garcia]
Antonio C. Garcia: Hallelujah!
Lester Hashey: 'Bout time.
Frank J. Perconte: Yeah, well, consider yourself lucky. Nixon was givin' another current events lecture. So, tell me nothin's happenin'.
Antonio C. Garcia: Nothin's happenin'. Couple of artillery rounds at dawn, probably from across the river, but that's about it. It spooked Hashey, though.
[Hashey hands Perconte a book]
Lester Hashey: Here, Perco. Just finished it.
Frank J. Perconte: Yeah? Any sex in it?
Lester Hashey: Ain't that kinda book. See ya.
Frank J. Perconte: Yeah, see ya.
[...]
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Nixon's Walk
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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rounds at dawn..
7 August 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Band Of Brothers

Band Of Brothers is a character driven mini-series that is at best, precisely and probably an almost documentary but with a taste of theatrical that might easily leaves the viewers' pallet shook.

First and foremost the credit does and should go to the research team that offers an unforgettable experience to the viewers of the field work on an ongoing battle.

Despite of having such a wider range and scale the makers wisely makes a choice on narrowing down the priorities to the theme of "nature" where each part of it (there are 10 chapters), plays and projects a vital side.

The adaptation of Ambrose's novel is smart, exquisite and brimming with writhing emotions where the rest of the work is left up to execution which is undeniably excellent; the quality surpasses one's usual feature.

The series is also emotionally fueled where the manipulated audience finds itself on the melted side of the aisle with a cathartic energy that pumps up the heartbeat.

If the camera work is beautiful with some appealing live locations then it also has some brutal and inedible sequences where the art designers have done a tremendous work.

It is rich on technical aspects like metaphorical cinematography, stunning and cringe-worthy visuals, sharp sound effects, behemoth production designs, accurate costume designs and again the choreography of each battle sequences; all blends in and rains on the audience leaving them breathless.

The cast too have invested all their chips in which pays well, especially Lewis and Levingston. The chemistry among the characters, makers' non-biased world and the awareness of each and every details are the high points of this mini-series.

Band Of Brothers is a brief anthology of the horrendous symphony that nature is along with the repercussions that it ought not but inevitably breeds.

Why We Fight

It is almost impossible for someone to not breakdown whilst watching this episode, it is poetic, it is essential and it is accurately depicted especially its final act and also kudos to the brilliant art designers for such an amazing job.


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