Easy Company's next objective is to take the town of Carenten where they engage in street to street fighting with a doggedly determined enemy. The fighting is hard and there are many casualties. Having pushed the Germans out, Easy Company now has to hold the position and soon face a counter-attack from German forces, including artillery and tanks. For Pvt. Albert Blythe, the pressure and stress pushes him to the breaking point. He even suffers from hysterical blindness but soon recovers with a few words of encouragement from Winters. After 36 days in battle, Easy Company is finally relieved and get to return to their base in England.
Did You Know?
At one point in the attack on Carentan, Private Blithe finds himself at the medic station suffering from "hysterical blindness", a genuine psychiatric condition where one can go temporarily blind through trauma or stress. See more
A 2nd Armored Division soldier is seen firing his Thompson submachine gun while taking cover behind a Sherman tank; there is no firing sound from his Thompson.
This occurs after Warren Muck says 'Check it out, Shermans!' See more
Harry... what exactly are you doing with your reserve chute? You've been hauling that thing around ever since we jumped.
Gonna send it back to Kitty when we get back to England. Silk. Figure it'll make a good wedding dress, you know. What with the rationing and all.
Jeez, Harry, I never would have guessed.
What? That I'm so sentimental?
No, that you think we're gonna make it back to England.
Fire On Lake
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more