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.
Did You Know?
In the concentration camp the soldiers notice tattooed ID numbers. This indicates those prisoners were in Auschwitz at one point as it was the only camp that tattooed prisoners. See more
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
[speaking with a prisoner
He said the guards left this morning, sir. Langsamer, bitte, langsamer.
["Slow down, please"
They burned some of the huts first... with the prisoners still in them, sir... alive.
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.
Someone in town must have told them we ...
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more