Easy Company's stay in England is far too short when they are ordered to participate in operation Market Garden. This major engagement is to thrust north into Holland seizing the bridges along the way with a view to giving the Allies a clear route into Germany. The men of Easy Company are told that they will be leaving for good and they parachute into near Eindhoven, where they get a huge welcome from the war-weary population. With significant losses in Normandy invasion, Easy also has to welcome new recruits who, in the eyes of the now veteran combat soldiers who have survived, as much a liability as a benefit. The battle is not easy with the Germans putting up fierce resistance. The situation is particularly dire for Sgt. Bull Randelman who is separated from the rest of the Company and is forced to hide out in a local barn overnight as the Germans move in. The battle was not a success and did not shorten the war as had been hoped.
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Rick Warden (Harry Welsh) said he found the boot camp especially tough and gruelling that he nearly walked out. See more
(at around 30 mins) In the scene where the paratroopers are landing in Holland you see a paratrooper land and roll. Immediately after, Sgt. Denver 'Bull' Randleman runs in from the left and helps a paratrooper out of his chute, telling the trooper "Don't be sorry". During this scene, the shadow of a parachute in the background never moves or changes until the camera pans all the way to the right, when the cables release and the obviously suspended parachute and actor roll into the shot, simulating the landing. See more
They're bombing Eindhoven.
Come on Nix, I'm takin' you in for the night.
They won't be wavin' so many orange flags at us tomorrow.
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more