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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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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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 episode states that the opening and end sections takes place on April 11th, however Captain Nixon in the last few minutes states that Hilter is dead. This would be incorrect as Hitler would not commit suicide until April 30th 1945. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of "Why We Fight", the date states April 10, 1945 Thalheim, Germany and the scene is with Capt. Nixon addressing a couple of the men on a balcony watching musicians play a Beethoven piece. Then it flashbacks to a month earlier. At the end, it flashes forward to the original scene and Capt. Nixon states Hitler shot himself. Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Liebgott: [speaking with a prisoner] He said the guards left this morning, sir. Langsamer, bitte, langsamer.
["Slow down, please"]
Joseph Liebgott: They burned some of the huts first... with the prisoners still in them, sir... alive.
Cpt. Nixon: Jesus Christ.
Joseph Liebgott: 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.
Cpt. Nixon: Someone in town must have told them we ...
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Blood on the Risers
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Written by American Paratrooper
Performed by Troops
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The best episode in series for me
20 December 2017 | by konstantinmikhalevichSee all my reviews

This episode is very different to others. It's not about action scenes like bloody combats, hard training or relationship between solders. The beginning of "Why we fight" is very peaceful, soft (including opening talk). Eventually expectation of something extremely terrifying appears... What comes next? You'd better see it on your own.


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