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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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Cast

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

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title refers to a series of propaganda films that Frank Capra made for the War Department during WWII. 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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Soundtracks

Oklahoma!
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Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Troops
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PERFECT.
15 August 2020 | by theniveshchauhanSee all my reviews

This episode consist one of the best moment in tv history. A must watch.


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Release Date:

28 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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