It's February 1945 and a depleted Easy Company is now in Haguenau, France, on the Rhine just across from Germany. Pvt. David Webster, who was injured during Operation Market Garden, returns to the Company but finds that his absence from the fighting in Bastogne has alienated the others and he is treated as an outsider. The Company also has a new junior officer, Lt. Henry Jones, a West Point graduate who has yet to get any battlefield experience. The war is clearly coming to an end and the men are starting to think they might just survive. When Colonel Sink orders a raid across the river to take prisoners for interrogation, the men are less than keen to take part but follow orders. No one believes it's worth it when one of the men dies from the wounds he receives. When Colonel Sink orders another raid the next night, Captain Winters has his own unique way of dealing with the situation.
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Lieutenant Jones would go on to be transferred to the 508th, and a year later to the 970th C.I.C. attachment as a field commander. He was injured in a jeep wreck in Heidelberg Germany and although he recovered from the wreck, he would later die from complications due to surgery. He died on July 21, 1947 at the age of 23. See more
After the first patrol, CPT Winters and CPT Nixon are looking across the river at the house from which the German soldiers were taken, talking about the next patrol. However, the sun is setting behind the house, which means they are looking West, towards France, instead of East, towards Germany. See more
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more