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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   WayneG

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Posted February 02 2004 - 02:17 AM

Excellent series (which I just saw). However, I have a question about Episode 9 - Why we fight.

It begins with the caption April 11, 1945 and the scene of the string quartet and the men on the balcony. Then it retreats to one month earlier and makes its way back to the starting point. Nixon says that Hitler is dead. However, that didn't occur until April 30th. I'm confused as to the timing here. I haven't been able to locate the book to see the date they found the camp. The date they are standing on the balcony must be after April 30th, not April 11th.

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted February 02 2004 - 07:02 AM

I think the war in Europe ended on April 30th. Hitler commited suicide a couple of weeks before the war ended.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted February 02 2004 - 07:11 AM

yes Hitler commited suicide earlier then the war actually ended.
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   WayneG

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Posted February 02 2004 - 08:37 AM

According to the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Wm. Shirer, the definitive history of Nazi Germany, Hitler committed suicide on April 30th.

VE day was in July.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted February 02 2004 - 09:27 AM

From IMDB's "Goofs" for the movie:

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Anachronisms: Episode 9: The opening plate of the episode shows 11 April 1945. However, Cpt. Nixon explains to the men, that Hitler committed suicide, although Hitler did so on 30 April 1945. Also in the events leading to the opening scene Cpt. Nixon announces that the president is dead, Roosevelt died on April 12.

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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted February 02 2004 - 10:39 AM

VE Day was May 8, 1945.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

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Posted February 02 2004 - 11:57 AM

May 8, 1945 was officially declared VE Day. The Germans surrendered to the Western Allies on May 7th and the Soviet Union on May 8th.

Victory over Japan (VJ Day) was celebrated by the Allies on August 15, 1945 although the formal surrender tendered on the Missouri did not happen until September 2, 1945.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   WayneG

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Posted February 02 2004 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the info and the correction. You're right of course that VE Day was in May. I guess I was thinking that Easy Company stayed in Austria through the summer and then were sent back to France.

As for the show, I guess they were just trying to get out information in the condensed format of the show.

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Michael*K

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Posted February 02 2004 - 05:17 PM

In spite of some liberties taken with the factual events, it's still an awesome series. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Clem

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Posted February 04 2004 - 01:36 AM

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it's still an awesome series.


Absolutely! One of the best WWII depictions I've ever seen.

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Posted February 04 2004 - 01:51 AM

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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   DougKuhn

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Posted February 04 2004 - 02:31 AM

Probably is my absolute favorite DVD set/series ever. I have watched it 5 or 6 times through and still get moved by it. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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