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HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

THEY SIGNED YOU UP FOR THE LENGTH OF THE WAR

I NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD BEFORE

THE BEST YOU'LL GET IN A BIVOUAC

IS A WHIFF OF COLOGNE FROM A PASSING WAC

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4 ♪♪

TO THE REAR, MARCH!

TO THE REAR, FREEZE!

FORWARD!

TO THE RIGHT FLANK, FREEZE!

FORWARD! PLATOON, HALT!

AT EASE!

HUT!

HEY, STANDIFERD.

WHAT WAS THAT NUMBER IN PARIS?

ETOILE QUARANTE DEUX SOIXANTE DIX.

ETOILE QUARANTE DEUX SOIXANTE DIX.

PLATOON, ATTENTION!

RIGHT FACE!

FORWARD MARCH!

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

THERE AIN'T NO USE IN GOING BACK

JODY'S LIVING IN THE SHACK

JODY'S GOT SOMETHIN' YOU AIN'T GOT

IT'S BEEN SO LONG I ALMOST FORGOT

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4

TO THE REAR, HALT!

1, 2, 3, 4 ♪♪

EXTEND, HUT!

SWING RIGHT, HUT!

HUT! HUT!

HUT! HUT!

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4...

"MERRY CHRISTMAS." THAT'S A CROCK.

BEATS THOSE REPLACEMENT CAMPS.

YOU SAID THE WAR WOULD BE OVER BY CHRISTMAS.

WHAT, YOU WANT EGG IN YOUR BEER?

HERE WE ARE, 2 HOURS FROM PARIS.

LA BELLE FRANCE...

THE SPITTING IMAGE OF CAMP WOLTERS, TEXAS.

YOU KNOW, THEY GOT A MAN IN THE ARMY,

A 2-STAR GENERAL,

ALL HE DOES IS FLY AROUND IN A PRIVATE PLANE

LOOKING FOR UGLY PLACES,

FLAT, SANDY PLACES.

NO TREES, NO WATER.

THEN HE CHECKS UP ON THE CLIMATE.

IF IT'S TOO HOT IN SUMMER FOR HUMAN LIFE

AND TOO COLD IN WINTER,

AND IF IT HAS MORE RAIN AND FOG AND WIND AND SNOW

THAN ANY OTHER SPOT HE CAN FIND,

THEN HE PLANTS THE AMERICAN FLAG

AND PROCLAIMS IT A U.S. ARMY CAMP.

EVER SEE THEM DRILL THAT WAY AT CAMP WOLTERS?

BOMBSHELL, HUT!

BOX STEP, HUT!

TO THE REAR, FREEZE!

FORWARD!

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

TO THE RIGHT FLANK, FREEZE!

FORWARD!

PLATOON, HALT!

AT EASE, HUT!

HEY.

QUARANTE DEUX SOIXANTE WHAT?

QUARANTE DEUX SOIXANTE DICE.

DIX!

PLATOON, ATTENTION!

RIGHT FACE!

FORWARD MARCH!

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4...

THE SCREAMING EAGLE.

BOY, THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE

WHEN YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET

WITH THAT ON YOUR SLEEVE.

IT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH BEING AN INFANTRY REPLACEMENT.

WE HAVE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE 101st AIRBORNE.

SO YOU GO IN GLIDERS INSTEAD OF TRUCKS.

THAT'S THE ONLY DIFFERENCE.

THERE MUST BE A DIFFERENCE

OR THEY WOULDN'T GIVE YOU EXTRA PAY.

HEY, HOOPER, I DON'T THINK

I'LL TAKE IN THAT MOVIE TONIGHT.

I'LL BE BUSY GETTING ACQUAINTED

AND SEWING ON SHOULDER PATCHES.

WHY DID THEY PUT US IN DIFFERENT COMPANIES?

IF WE ASK, THEY MIGHT DO SOMETHING.

NO. THERE'S ANOTHER MAJOR GENERAL.

HIS JOB IS TO FIND OUT

WHO YOUR BUDDY IS AND THEN SPLIT YOU UP.

DON'T FORGET I'M IN "K" COMPANY.

YEAH, I WON'T. AND DON'T YOU FORGET

I'M IN "I" COMPANY,

THIRD PLATOON, SECOND SQUAD.

SO LONG, HOOPER.

TO THE RIGHT FLANK, FREEZE!

THANKS.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

YOU HAD A GOOD HOME, BUT YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

YOU HAD A GOOD HOME, BUT YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

JODY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

YOUR BABY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4 ♪♪

THE GAL I'M A-LOVIN' ♪

AND THE ONE THAT'S LOVIN' ME

IS THE HOG-CALLIN' CHAMPION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY ♪♪

REMEMBER THAT LIEUTENANT IN NORMANDY

WHO SAID HE'D COURT-MARTIAL

THE FIRST MAN WHO TOSSED HIS GAS MASK AWAY?

WE RIPPED OUT THE MASKS AND USED THE CARRIERS

FOR TOTING THAT COGNAC WE LIBERATED.

"TAKE CARE OF THAT GAS MASK, SOLDIER.

IT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE SOMEDAY."

HIYA, BOY! HOW DID YOU MAKE OUT?

LIGHT WAS BAD, BUT I WAS FLIPPING THEM IN THERE.

6 COMPLETED PASSES.

I'LL BE HOTTER IN THAT GAME TOMORROW.

YOU MEAN YOU AIN'T GOING TO PARIS?

HIM? HE'D RATHER PLAY FOOTBALL THAN EAT.

I DON'T BLAME HIM, BUT PAREE--

[CLICKS TEETH]

IT WILL BE LONESOME. THE WHOLE PLATOON'S GOING--

ALL EXCEPT THE REPLACEMENTS.

SERGEANT WOLOWICZ?

I'M LAYTON.

I'VE BEEN ASSIGNED TO YOUR SQUAD.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, BUT ON SOME OTHER SACK.

THAT ONE'S MINE.

I'M SORRY. I DIDN'T KNOW.

THE LAST TIME I SEEN HER

AND I AIN'T SEEN HER SINCE

SHE WAS A-HUGGIN' AND A-KISSIN' ♪

THROUGH A BARBED-WIRE FENCE

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYY ♪♪

YEEHAH!

LI'L ABNER IN PARIS.

BOY, THAT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING.

DAISY MAE WON'T KNOW YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK TO DOGPATCH.

THAT'S FOR SURE.

THAT'S FOR DANGED SURE.

ABNER, WILL YOU STOP SAYING THAT?

WILL YOU, PLEASE?

FELLAS, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

HOLLEY!

THE PURPLE HEART KID.

AT EASE, MEN. AT EASE.

I HEARD THE WAR WAS ON ITS LAST LEGS,

SO I CAME BACK.

ROUGH IN THE E.T.O.

A LITTLE SCRATCH, AND A MONTH LATER

HE'S BACK IN TIME FOR A 3-DAY PASS TO PARIS.

IT WAS MISERY IN THAT HOSPITAL--

PASSES EVERY NIGHT, CHAMPAGNE, L'AMOUR.

HA HA! L'AMOUR, L'AMOUR!

AND ME BROODING ALL THE TIME

ABOUT MY BUDDIES

BACK THERE DEFENDING THE REPUBLIC.

LOOK AT THAT GIRL BAIT.

I'M GETTING ME A MESS OF THAT FRUIT SALAD

JUST AS SOON AS WE HIT PARIS.

YOU CAN HAVE THE SACK NEXT TO ME.

NOBODY'S GOT IT, HAVE THEY?

NO. I WAS JUST SITTING HERE.

[THUD]

THAT'S A NICE-LOOKING LITTLE GIRL.

IT'S A BOY!

HEY, WHAT'S IT LIKE, HOLLEY?

PARIS?

YEAH.

I SPENT MY SPARE TIME IN THE ART GALLERIES.

BUT ONE PLACE MIGHT INTEREST YOU--

PLACE PIGALLE.

PLACE PIGALLE-- PIG ALLEY.

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR DOG TAGS.

ONE NIGHT IN PIG ALLEY--

EXCUSE ME.

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO THINK

YOU'RE THE CALIPH OF BAGHDAD!

YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT PICCADILLY CIRCUS.

COMPARED TO PIG ALLEY, THAT'S LIKE

THE QUIET ROOM IN A LIMEY YMCA.

HEY, JARVESS.

YEAH.

HOW ABOUT BUDDYING UP IN PARIS, HUH?

WHAT'S THE MATTER, DID POP STAZAK DISOWN YOU?

OH, POP CAN'T GO

ON ACCOUNT OF HIS ARTHRITIS.

I LOVE YOU, RODERIGUES, I LOVE ALL OF YOU,

BUT I'M GETTING ME A PRIVATE ROOM AND BATH

IN PARIS IF I HAVE TO GET IT AT THE POINT OF A GUN.

THE BIG BRAIN

WANTS TO GET AWAY FROM US COMMON PEOPLE.

NOBODY TO CHAT WITH ABOUT THE EINSTEIN THEORY.

WHAT? HE'S GOT ME.

THERE AIN'T NOTHING

WE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT BETTER.

[CLICKS TEETH]

WHAT HAPPENED TO LIEUTENANT BELWICK?

HE WAS JUST YOUR SPEED-- JOE COLLEGE.

HE GOT HIT IN HOLLAND.

OH, IT'S ALL RIGHT, KID.

GO RIGHT AHEAD.

JUST BRUSH ME OFF WHEN YOU'RE THROUGH.

IF I DIE IN A COMBAT ZONE

BOX ME UP AND SHIP ME HOME ♪♪

SOUND OFF.

FREEZE!

HOLLEY, ME BOY!

BONJOUR!

POP, WHAT ARE YOU BUSTING OUT ABOUT?

OH, SON, IT'S HARDLY WORTH MENTIONING.

THEY'RE JUST MAKING ME A CIVILIAN, THAT'S ALL.

THEY WHAT?

I WISH I HAD ARTHRITIS.

IT AIN'T THE ARTHRITIS.

I GOT A REPORT FROM THE RED CROSS

THAT MY WIFE IS TOO SICK TO TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS.

SO I LET THEM TALK ME INTO ACCEPTING

A DEPENDENCY DISCHARGE.

GLAD YOU MADE IT, POP.

WHO'S GOING TO ADOPT RODERIGUES?

HE'D BE LOST WITHOUT HIS POPSY WOPSY.

ONE OF THESE DAYS,

YOU'RE GOING TO GET A G.I. BOOTSY WOOTSY

RIGHT SQUARE IN THOSE G.I. TEETH.

[CLICKS TEETH]

SUCH LANGUAGE.

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED HIM BETTER MANNERS, POP.

OH, KNOCK IT OFF, WILL YA!

WHEN DO YOU LEAVE, POP?

OH, ANY DAY NOW.

I JUST HAVE TO SWEAT OUT A LETTER OF CONFIRMATION

FROM A HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

HEY, YOU'LL BE IN PARIS.

NO. I DECIDED

TO CATCH THAT FOOTBALL GAME.

OH, THAT'S SWELL.

IT WOULD BE RUGGED WAITING AROUND HERE ALONE.

WELL, SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, JOHNNY.

YOU GONNA MISS ME, ABNER?

THAT'S FOR SURE. THAT'S FOR DANGED SURE.

WELL, I'M GLAD TO SEE

YOU GUYS FINALLY GOT THE JUNK OFF MY COT.

HOW ABOUT DOUSING THAT LIGHT?

PARIS TRUCKS ARE LEAVING EARLY.

OK! DOUSE IT!

[SNORING]

[TEETH CLICKING]

[TEETH CLICKING]

ALL RIGHT! ROLL OUT OF THEM SACKS!

HIT IT! LEAVE YOUR COTS AND GRAB YOUR SOCKS!

LET'S GO, MEN! YOU'RE SLOW, MEN!

GET UP, WOLOWICZ!

I AIN'T GOIN' TO PARIS.

NOBODY'S GOING!

WE'RE MOVING UP... ON TRUCKS!

MOVING UP? WHERE TO?

BEATS ME. THE KRAUTS MADE A BREAKTHROUGH SOMEPLACE.

THEY TELL ME IT'S GOING TO BE COLD,

SO WEAR YOUR LONG JOHNS AND 2 PAIRS OF PANTS.

3 IF YOU CAN GET 'EM ON.

THEY SAID YESTERDAY THAT WE'D BE OFF THE LINE FOR GOOD.

THEY GOT THE ORDER AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TRUCKS, NOT GLIDERS. THAT'S A GOOD SIGN, ANYWAY.

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS, BROTHER,

STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS.

BEATS ANYTHING

EVER I STUCK MY FINGER IN BEFORE.

GENERAL, I NEED A CRACK DIVISION

TO PLUG UP THAT GAP.

A CRACK DIVISION, GENERAL?

I'D BE HONORED IF YOU'D USE THE 101st.

AWFULLY NICE OF YOU. THANKS A LOT.

NOT AT ALL! NOT AT ALL!

POP.

HMM?

MAYBE THE ADJUTANT CAN PUT IN A PHONE CALL.

YEAH! IT'S ONLY A TECHNICALITY.

OH, I FORGOT TO TELL YOU, MEN--

All: AW, SHUT UP!

IT'S A SECRET MOVE,

SO RIP OFF YOUR SHOULDER PATCHES.

HEY, SARGE,

YOU GOT ANY OF THEM RUBBER OVERSHOES,

THEM GOO-LASHES?

CAN'T FIT YOU, ABNER. YOUR FEET'S TOO SMALL.

TAKE CARE OF THAT GAS MASK.

IT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE SOMEDAY.

YEAH, IF YOU CAN FIND SOME COGNAC.

NO DICE, HUH?

I GOT TO WAIT FOR THE LETTER. REGULATIONS.

IT'S GONNA BE A COLD TRIP.

MAYBE YOU CAN RIDE IN THE DRIVER'S CAB.

LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD.

THAT THE NEW PLATOON LEADER?

YEAH. FRESH OFF THE BOAT.

I UNDERSTAND YOUR PROBLEMS, MEN.

I USED TO BE AN ENLISTED MAN MYSELF.

FOR 6 MONTHS MAYBE. THEN 17 WEEKS AT OCS

AND HE'S AN OFFICER AND GENTLEMAN

BY SPECIAL ACT OF CONGRESS.

SOUND OFF!

All: AH, SHUT UP!

[JEERING]

QUEL EST LE NOM DE CE VILLAGE?

MARQUIGNY-LA-SABOTTERIE EN ARDENNES!

WELL, WHAT DID HE SAY?

ARE YOU KIDDING?

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS, MONSIEUR?

OUI, OUI. TOUTE DE SUITE!

HA HA HA!

OH, CIGARETTE?

AH, MERCI BEAUCOUP.

HA HA HA!

CIGARETTE?

I DON'T SMOKE, BUT THANKS, ANYWAY.

THANKS A LOT.

[CLICKING]

WHAT TIME IS IT, HANSAN?

11:30.

WHAT?

IT CAN'T BE THAT LATE.

WE LEFT AT 2:00.

11:30 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.

NEAR LUNCHTIME IN SPRINGFIELD.

YOU NEVER CHANGED YOUR WATCH?

WHAT'S THE USE OF CHANGING YOUR WATCH?

WHAT'S THE USE? YOU'RE HERE,

NOT IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

I HEAR YOU.

THIS IS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE INFANTRY.

YOU ALWAYS KNOW JUST WHAT'S GOING ON.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS GUY?

HE DON'T LIKE THE INFANTRY.

HE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD.

Both: HE FOUND A HOME IN THE ARMY.

[CRASH]

CHEWING GUM? CIGARETTE FOR MAMA?

CIGARETTE FOR MAMA? CHEWING GUM?

CIGARETTE FOR MAMA?

CHOCOLATE, PLEASE.

HA HA! ISN'T SHE CUTE?

CHEWING GUM? CIGARETTE FOR MAMA?

CHEWING GUM?

HERE.

CIGARETTE FOR MAMA?

WOO-HOO!

[CHEERING]

GET A LOAD OF MAMA!

WOO-HOO!

I'D LIKE TO KEEP HER IN CHOCOLATE FOR A WEEK!

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

WHAT'S SHE SAYING, JARVESS?

SHE WANTS TO KNOW

IF WE'D LIKE TO COME INSIDE AND WARM UP.

YES. WARM UP, PLEASE.

OH, BROTHER!

[AIRPLANE]

[AIRPLANE DIVING]

"WELCOME TO THE 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION."

I LIKE THESE SECRET MOVES.

YEAH. WE SLIPPED ONE OVER ON THE KRAUTS.

HOW DO THEY FIND OUT? WHO TELLS THEM?

I KEEP THEM POSTED. SHORT WAVE.

SOMEBODY DOES.

THEY OCCUPIED FRANCE FOR 4 YEARS.

THEY LEFT A FEW SPIES WHEN THEY PULLED OUT.

THAT'S AN IDEA.

WHY DON'T US G.I.s HIRE SOME SPIES

SO WE'LL KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON?

GET THEM INSIDE!

GET THEM INSIDE! GET THEM INSIDE!

COME ON! GET THEM INSIDE!

ON THE DOUBLE!

ALLEZ MANGER VOS BONBONS.

ALLEZ, MES CHERIES.

ALLEZ MANGER VOS BONBONS.

HEY, KINNIE, HOW ABOUT GETTING

THESE MEN IN OUT OF THE HOT SUN?

WOLOWICZ, GARBY--

IN THERE WITH THE SECOND PLATOON.

THIS CORNER HOUSE.

AH, TRES BIEN! OUI, OUI!

OH, I FORGOT TO TELL YOU.

PUT THOSE SHOULDER PATCHES BACK ON.

HEY, POP, I HEAR WE'RE BEDDING DOWN HERE.

OVERNIGHT?

YEAH. LOOKS LIKE A GOOD HOUSE, TOO.

SMOKE COMING OUT THE CHIMNEY.

WELL, FOR ONCE, WE GET A BREAK.

[SWING MUSIC PLAYING]

BASTOGNE.

I WON'T BE FORGETTING THIS PLACE IN A HURRY.

I WOULDN'T MIND HOLING UP HERE

TILL CHRISTMAS.

I HEAR TELL WE MIGHT. ALL THE RUMORS IS GOOD ONES.

CAN'T USE THAT JIVE ON MY MILK DIET

DA DA DA DA

MILKMAN, KEEP THOSE BOTTLES QUIET

HI HI DA ROOT ROOT DOOT DOO

DA DA DA DA

DA DA DA DA

DA DA DA DA ♪♪

THIS IS THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES RADIO SERVICE

BROADCASTING FROM LONDON.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME NEWS.

[SPEAKING GERMAN]

WHAT'S HE SELLING?

WAIT TILL HE SLOWS DOWN.

ASK HER.

I'LL GUARANTEE SHE CAN SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH.

LET'S LIVE A LITTLE, HUH, JARVESS?

[CHANGES STATION]

COME ON, MAMA! GET YOURSELF IN GEAR.

OH, NO, NO. NOT MAMA.

THESE TWO LITTLE CHILDREN,

THEY LIVE WITH ME, BUT--

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

DOUCEMENT, S'IL VOUS PLAIT.

DOUCEMENT.

[SPEAKING FRENCH MORE SLOWLY]

JE NE SUIS PAS LEUR MAMAN.

CE SONT DES ENFANTS D'UN VILLAGE VOISON

QUI ETE BOMBARDE,

UN GRAND BOMBARDEMENT.

LE PAPA ET LA MAMAN SONT MORTS,

TOUS LES DEUX.

VOUS AVEZ COMPRIS?

OUI.

SHE'S NOT THE MOTHER

OF THE TWO LITTLE GIRLS.

THEY'RE FROM A TOWN NEAR HERE...

BOMBED OUT. BOTH PARENTS KILLED.

AH, THEY ALL GOT A SOB STORY.

OH, LET'S CUT A RUG, DENISE, HUH? DANSER?

NO, NO. WE'VE CUT ENOUGH.

YOU'VE GOT TO PAY THESE TAXI DANCERS.

FORK OVER ANOTHER CHOCOLATE BAR.

WHAT?

WILL THE RAIN HURT THE RHUBARB?

EST-CE QU'IL Y A ENCORE DU CAFE?

PLENTY OF COFFEE. TOUTE DE SUITE.

MERCI.

ANYTHING YOU WANT IF YOU PAY FOR IT.

THEY'RE ALL ALIKE OVER HERE.

YES, THEY'RE ALL ALIKE, KIPP-- SCARED, HUNGRY, LONELY.

COME ON!

LET A GUY GET SOME SLEEP.

YEAH. IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME.

WE SURE COME A FAR PIECE TODAY.

[YAWN]

OK, KIPP?

OK.

POOR, TIRED SOLDIERS.

YOU WANT?

THANK YOU.

[SNORING AND TEETH CLICKING]

I GO NOW?

I GUESS SO. I'M ALL BEAT UP.

ALL BEAT UP?

YOU KNOW, IT NEVER FAILS.

EVERY TIME YOU MEET A PRETTY BABE,

YOU'RE EITHER OUT ON YOUR FEET

OR YOU GET THE ORDER TO MOVE.

WHAT YOU SAY, PLEASE?

NOTHING. NOTHING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

[DOOR OPENS]

GOOD NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

GUARD.

OH.

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

WHAT DID SHE SAY? WHAT DID SHE SAY?

SHE'LL HIDE THE CHOCOLATE

FROM THE KIDS TILL CHRISTMAS.

OH.

I WISH I KNEW

FOR SURE WE'D BE HERE TOMORROW.

YOU'LL BE HERE.

ARE YOU SURE?

WE LIE AROUND TILL THE FOG LIFTS

SO THE AIR CORPS CAN WIN THE WAR.

I GUESS I'LL TAKE A CHANCE.

THE GREATEST GAMBLE OF THE WAR.

GOOD NIGHT, DENISE.

GOOD NIGHT, SOLDIER.

HEY, WOLOWICZ, ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE?

YEAH. THE C.O. TOLD US HIMSELF.

HEY, DENISE.

OUI?

WAKE ME UP EARLY, WILL YOU?

OH, PEUT-ETRE.

I OUGHT TO REPORT THIS TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

THERE SHOULD BE 18 INCHES BETWEEN BUNKS.

THIS IS DANGEROUS, SPREADS GERMS.

[TEETH CLICKING]

[TEETH CLICKING]

THERE'S SOME HOT COFFEE ON THE STOVE.

OH, I CAN USE IT.

[AIRPLANE]

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT PLANE.

IT'S ONE OF OURS... I THINK.

[FOOTSTEPS]

HALT.

PASSWORD.

HAMBURGERS.

ONIONS.

I THOUGHT THE 101st

WAS THE ONLY DIVISION HERE.

THEY WILL BE AS SOON AS THE REST OF US CAN GET OUT.

WHAT'S UP?

WE WERE TO THE EAST. BEEN THERE FOR WEEKS

WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT. THEN THEY STARTED COMING.

TANKS, PLANES,

EVERYTHING YOU EVER HEARD OF

AND THEN SOME.

A JERRY PLANE TURNED ON A LOUDSPEAKER IN ENGLISH.

IT SAID HITLER WILL GIVE PARIS TO THE GERMANS

FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

THEY TOLD US IT WAS A WEAK COUNTERATTACK.

THEY'LL PROBABLY TELL YOU THAT

THIS IS A STRATEGIC WITHDRAWAL.

[CHICKENS CLUCKING]

GOOD MORNING, SOLDIER.

BONJOUR! BONJOUR!

I'LL BE BACK IN A MINUTE.

HEY, KEEP AN EYE ON--

WHAT'S GOING ON?

ME AND GENERAL McAULIFF ARE MOVING "I" COMPANY TO THE LINE.

THAT IS IF YOU AGREE.

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

MAYBE SHE'LL REFUND THOSE CHOCOLATE BARS.

AH. HOW MUCH TIME HAVE I GOT, 10, 5 MINUTES?

ANYTHING YOU GOT TO DO, DO IN 30 SECONDS.

[DENISE'S VOICE]

SADDLE UP. LET'S GO, HOLLEY.

[DISTANT ARTILLERY FIRE]

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY ♪♪

[GUNFIRE]

DROP YOUR PACKS AND ROLLS.

DROP YOUR PACKS AND ROLLS.

THIRD PLATOON, ON YOUR FEET.

WE'RE CLEARING THAT PATCH OF WOODS.

THIRD PLATOON,

ANYTIME THERE'S A DIRTY DETAIL.

NO TALK LIKE THAT, SOLDIER.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO.

KEEP SIGHT OF THE MAN

ON EACH SIDE OF YOU.

WATCH OUT FOR SNIPERS.

SNIPERS, THE MAN SAYS.

HEY.

HUH? OH.

HUH?

SECOND SQUAD, OVER HERE.

DIG IN!

YOU'RE IN CHARGE TILL I GET BACK,

STANDIFERD.

WELL, DON'T GO VOLUNTEERING FOR ANY PATROLS.

WHO DO I DIG WITH, SERGEANT?

WE'VE GOT AN ODD MAN.

YOU CAN TRIPLE UP WITH ME AND HANSAN.

WANT ME TO GO NOW?

STAY AND GET THE HOLE STARTED.

COME ON, HANSAN, LET'S GO.

TAKE 10, JARVESS.

TIME FOR ME TO SPELL YOU.

[SNORING]

UGH!

UGH!

HAH! GET OUT OF HERE! HAH! HAH!

I'M SORRY.

[HUMMING]

LET'S NOT TRY TO REACH CHINA

THIS TIME, EH, BETTIS?

NO SENSE DIGGING IF YOU DON'T GO DEEP.

LAST TIME YOU DUG SO DEEP

THAT WHEN I CLIMBED OUT

IN THE MORNING I GOT THE BENDS.

HOW'S IT LOOK?

GREAT. ONLY ONE THING WRONG--

WE'RE MOVING.

WHAT?

YOU HEARD ME. IT AIN'T MY IDEA.

SADDLE UP, EVERYBODY!

LET'S GO!

OH, NO!

JUST ONCE I'D LIKE TO DIG A FOXHOLE

AND FIND OUT I'M SLEEPING IN IT.

STOP YAPPING.

FIRST AND THIRD SQUADS

GOT TO RUN PATROLS ALL NIGHT.

ALL WE GOT TO DO--

STANDIFERD, TAKE OVER.

I'M PULLING THE FIRST SHIFT ON THE ROADBLOCK.

OK, YOU BETTER TAKE A BLANKET.

THIS FOG--

[COUGHS]

REALLY GETS TO YOU.

[COUGHS]

HEY, I FEEL KIND OF WOOZY MYSELF.

LET'S GO, HANSAN!

JUST GET IT STARTED. WE'LL FINISH IT UP.

POP, WHEN YOU WERE IN THAT CAMP IN NEW YORK,

DID YOU EVER PHONE YOUR WIFE?

SURE.

WHAT DID IT COST?

A NICKEL. WHAT'D YOU THINK?

OH, THAT'S RIGHT. SHE CAME THERE TO SEE YOU.

DID YOU PHONE YOUR KIDS LONG-DISTANCE?

YEAH. JUST BEFORE WE SHIPPED OUT. WHY?

WHAT DID THAT COST?

A COUPLE OF BUCKS FOR 3 MINUTES.

WHY, JOHNNY?

WELL, I WAS THINKING.

IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT AS FAR FROM NEW YORK TO WICHITA,

WHERE YOUR KIDS WERE,

AS IT IS FROM WICHITA TO LOS ANGELES,

WHERE MY FOLKS ARE.

AND WHEN YOU GET BACK HOME,

WHAT WOULD THAT BE, ABOUT 200 FRANCS?

I'LL SEND YOU A BILL, JOHNNY.

TELL THEM THAT I--

WELL, YOU'LL THINK OF SOMETHING.

IF IT RUNS OVER 3 MINUTES, IT'S OK.

THERE IS A BOARDING HOUSE FAR, FAR AWAY

WHERE THEY HAVE HAM AND EGGS 3 TIMES A DAY

OH, HOW THE BOARDERS YELL-- ♪♪

PUT OUT THAT FIRE!

IT'S GETTING DARK, HOLLEY.

PUT ON THAT STEEL POT AND GET OVER TO THE ROADBLOCK.

3 ON A SHIFT AT NIGHT--

YOU, KIPP, AND THE NEW MAN.

THEY SAID TO LOOK OUT FOR KRAUTS WEARING G.I. UNIFORMS.

WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE PASSWORD?

THAT MIGHT BE NICE TO KNOW IN CASE

SOMEBODY THINKS WE'RE KRAUTS.

BUG-JITTER.

THANKS.

DON'T GET DIRT IN THESE EGGS.

OK, OK, YOU GET HALF OF THEM.

HOW DO YOU FEEL, STANDIFERD?

OH, TERRIBLE.

[COUGHS]

IT'S SETTLING DOWN IN MY CHEST.

I'M ALMOST SURE I HAVE A FEVER.

WHEN I HAD A FEVER IN HOLLAND,

THE MEDICS WOULDN'T LET ME OFF THE LINE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE 102. THAT'S A REGULATION.

HEY, LISTEN TO THAT VOICE.

I CAN HARDLY TALK.

YEAH, SOUNDS GOOD.

OHH...

[CLICKING TEETH]

[CLICK]

HALT! PASSWORD!

BUG.

JITTER.

WHAT IS THIS, CHARLIE COMPANY?

NO, SIR. ITEM.

"I" COMPANY.

THIS MUST BE THE ROAD TO NEUFCHATEAU.

I THINK SO.

YOU WANT TO BE SURE OF THINGS, SOLDIER.

IS THERE A BRIDGE UP AHEAD?

YES, ABOUT A HALF A MILE.

GOOD. LET'S GO.

HI!

SMART COOKIE.

WEARING HIS BARS ON PATROL.

MUST BE A NEW REPLACEMENT.

MENSCH! PASS DOCH AUF WO DU HINTRITTST!

HALT'S MAL ODER ICH HAU' DIR EINS

IN DIE FRESSE!

RUHIG! RUHIG! SPEAK ENGLISH!

YES, SIR.

[TEETH CLICKING]

[COUGH]

OH, NO!

LOOK, POP! IT'S SNOWING!

IT'S SNOWING!

AAAHOO!

I'VE NEVER SEEN SNOW! IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

IT'S ALSO KIND OF COLD

AND ON THE WET SIDE, TOO.

MAN, IT'S REALLY COMING DOWN.

WELL, CLOSE THE WINDOW, JOHNNY,

AND FIX THAT HOLE IN THE ROOF.

HEY, ABNER.

ABNER!

YOU OUGHT TO KNOW BETTER

THAN TO TAKE OFF YOUR BOOTS IN A FOXHOLE.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO START RUNNING FAST.

CAN'T SLEEP WITH WET BOOTS ON.

WEAR YOUR GALOSHES UNTIL THEY DRY OUT.

I AIN'T GOT NO GOO-LASHES.

[YAWNING]

AAAH!

HA HA HA HA!

HA HA HA!

WHERE'D YOU GET THOSE BRANCHES?

WHERE DO YOU GENERALLY GET BRANCHES?

I DIDN'T KNOW IF THOSE WOODS WERE CLEARED.

YEAH, SURE. "K" COMPANY'S IN THERE.

"K" COMPANY?

YEAH.

I GOT A BUDDY IN "K" COMPANY!

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, YOU BETTER NOT CRY

YOU BETTER NOT POUT, I'M TELLING YOU WHY... ♪

IS THIS "K" COMPANY?

YEAH.

WHERE'LL I FIND HOOPER?

HOOPER? NEVER HEARD OF HIM.

I KNOW HE'S IN "K" COMPANY.

HE'S NOT IN MY PLATOON.

ASK THE COMPANY CP. THEY'LL KNOW.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN ♪♪

WHAT PLATOON IS HOOPER IN?

NOBODY BY THAT NAME IN "K" COMPANY.

HE CAME IN WITH THE NEW REPLACEMENTS.

OH, THAT WAS HIS NAME.

HEY, SERGEANT.

WHAT'S UP?

THAT KID THAT GOT IT LAST NIGHT--

NAME IS HOOPER. WILLIAM J. HOOPER.

WELL, NOW I CAN FINISH MAKING OUT

MY MORNING REPORT. THANKS.

DIRECT HIT ON HIS FOXHOLE--

A MORTAR.

YOU DON'T HEAR THEM COMING.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HIT YOU.

YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HIS NAME.

WE DIDN'T EVEN FIND HIS DOG TAGS.

JARVESS.

BETTIS.

HANSAN.

JARVESS.

CHATSBURG NEWS,

CHATSBURG NEWS,

CHATSBURG NEWS.

AAH!

BETTIS. SPUDLER.

LI'L ABNER GETS ONE! DOGPATCH GAZETTE.

I'LL TAKE IT.

SORRY, POP.

IT'LL PROBABLY COME UP IN THE NEXT BATCH.

YOU ACT AS IF I WANT A DISCHARGE.

MAN, I LIKE IT HERE.

STICK AROUND, KINNIE.

WE'RE GOING TO CHOOSE SIDES

FOR A SNOWBALL FIGHT.

HAND THESE LETTERS OUT WITH THE RATIONS, HANSAN.

THEY'RE ALL DINNERS. THE ONES WITHOUT COFFEE.

DINNER RATIONS--

WITH THAT VITAMIN-PACKED LEMONADE POWDER.

SIMPLY ADD WATER AND SERVE ICE-COLD.

DELICIOUS!

ABOUT THAT PATROL, KINNIE.

I CAN'T LET YOU GO ON IT, WOLOWICZ.

I WANT TO BE SURE YOU'LL BE AROUND

TO TAKE OVER THE PLATOON IF I HAVE TO GO BACK.

MY FEET FROZE UP PRETTY BAD LAST NIGHT.

I WANT YOU THREE TO GO ON PATROL.

YOU'RE IN CHARGE, HOLLEY.

WHY AM I ALWAYS VOLUNTEERING FOR PATROL?

JUST A COWBOY.

THIS IS THE DEAL, HOLLEY.

G2 SAYS THE KRAUTS

DROPPED PARATROOPS LAST NIGHT.

THEY MIGHT BE IN THAT PATCH OF WOODS

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT FARM.

G2. WONDERFUL HOW

THEY ALWAYS KNOW WHAT'S COOKING.

I CAN TELL YOU SOMETHING

THEY DO KNOW.

LAST NIGHT, KRAUTS IN GI UNIFORMS

INFILTRATED RIGHT THROUGH THIS AREA.

THEY BLEW UP A BRIDGE

ON THE ROAD TO NEUFCHATEAU.

WAS ONE WEARING LIEUTENANT BARS?

HOW DID YOU KNOW?

WE GET ALL THE LATEST RUMORS.

RUMOR, MY EYE.

THEY CAPTURED ONE OF THEM.

SPOKE ENGLISH PERFECT.

KNEW OUR PASSWORD, PLAN, EVERYTHING.

HEY, KINNIE,

HOW ABOUT SHOWING ME THE WAY

TO THE AID STATION? I'M FREEZING.

FEELING ANY BETTER?

WORSE. MUCH WORSE.

NEVER FELT SO SICK IN MY LIFE.

MAYBE I'VE EVEN GOT PNEUMONIA!

HA HA!

[COUGHING]

HE'S REALLY BAD.

HE'S A CINCH TO GO TO THE FIELD HOSPITAL.

MAYBE EVEN TO PARIS.

I DON'T KNOW. THAT PENICILLIN--

HE'LL BE BACK IN A DAY.

A FLESH WOUND IS BETTER.

THEY GOT TO SEND YOU BACK.

NO, THANKS. I DON'T SMOKE.

GUYS GET SICK, GUYS GET WOUNDED,

AND NOTHING EVER HAPPENS TO ME.

EXCEPT THAT TIME YOU BROKE YOUR FALSE CHOPPERS.

FOUND OUT THEY CAN'T KEEP MEN ON THE LINE

UNLESS THEY GOT SIX TEETH OF THEIR OWN.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

HE BROKE HIS FALSE TEETH

WITH THE BUTT OF HIS RIFLE.

I RAN INTO A TREE TRUNK IN THE DARK.

ANYWAY, HE WAS OFF THE LINE

FOR 2 WEEKS GETTING A NEW SET MADE.

LET'S GET THIS PATROL ON THE ROAD.

[MORTAR STREAKS OVERHEAD]

THAT'S INCOMING MAIL!

HEY, HOLLEY, I THINK YOUR EGGS ARE DONE.

WE'VE HAD GOOD DEALS BEFORE,

BUT THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET.

THIS IS GREAT. I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK.

I FOUND A HOME IN THE ARMY.

[EXPLOSION]

SHE'S GOT FINE TEETH IN HER MOUTH

ONE POINTS NORTH

AND THE OTHER POINTS SOUTH

COME-A-TI-YI YIPPEE, YIPPEE

YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY... ♪♪

YOU CAN SEE SNOW FROM L.A.,

WAY OFF IN THE MOUNTAINS.

[EXPLOSIONS]

THEY GOT US ZEROED IN! I'M GETTING OUT!

BETTIS!

I HOPE HE MAKES IT.

THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE SENT HIM

BACK ON THE LINE.

SOME GUYS JUST CAN'T TAKE IT.

WOLOWICZ, THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO KNOW.

MY NAME IS LAYTON.

I KNOW IT IS.

I JUST WANTED TO BE SURE.

THANKS.

[EXPLOSION]

THIS IS WHAT G2 CALLS A PATCH OF WOODS.

A WHOLE DIVISION COULD BE HIDING

IN THAT FOREST.

NICE JOB FOR A 3-MAN PATROL.

YEAH, IF WE DON'T GET BACK,

THAT'S HOW THEY'LL KNOW WE RAN INTO SOME KRAUTS.

[VEHICLE APPROACHING]

WHAT'S THE PASSWORD?

TEXAS.

Cover them. They may be German.

ANY LINE ON THESE WOODS, MAJOR?

WHAT'S THE COUNTERSIGN?

OH, LEAGUER. TEXAS LEAGUER.

WILL THIS ROAD TAKE US TO THIRD BAT HEADQUARTERS?

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

GET GOING.

JUST A MINUTE. WHAT IS A TEXAS LEAGUER?

HOW'S THAT?

WHAT'S A TEXAS LEAGUER?

IT'S A BASEBALL TERM.

WHAT KIND?

A SAFE HIT OVER

THE HEAD OF THE INFIELDER.

NOBODY ASKED YOU. HOW'D THE DODGERS MAKE OUT?

WHO'S YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER, SOLDIER?

WHOEVER HE IS, HE KNOWS HOW THE DODGERS MADE OUT.

LET'S SEE YOUR DOG TAGS.

WHAT?

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?

WHAT IS THIS?

WAS IST DEIN NAME?

SCHNELL! SCHNELL! NAME! SPRECHEN SIE!

DROP THOSE RIFLES.

YOU, WHO'S BETTY GRABLE GOING WITH?

CESAR ROMERO.

WHAT'S A HOT ROD?

A HOPPED-UP JALOPY.

HELLO, JOE, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

JUST GOT BACK FROM A VAUDEVILLE SHOW.

I GUESS THEY'RE OK.

THANK YOU, SERGEANT.

PFC--PRAYING FOR CIVILIAN. THAT'S WHY I'M CAREFUL.

MAY I SUGGEST, SIR,

THAT YOU STUDY UP ON BASEBALL?

I GUESS I'D BETTER.

AND BY THE WAY, TELL YOUR BUDDY

THAT CESAR ROMERO IS OUT.

SHE'S MARRIED TO HARRY JAMES.

LET'S GO.

THEY REALLY SHOULD HAVE SENT OUT

A BIGGER PATROL.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO GOOF OFF...

WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT GOOFING OFF?

NOBODY. TELL THEM YOU HEARD VOICES...

TALKING IN GERMAN.

LET'S SAY WE HEARD VOICES

TALKING IN JAPANESE,

AND LET G2 FIGURE THAT OUT.

THAT PAPER ANY GOOD?

BEST IN THE WORLD-- SEDALIA NEWS.

KEEP YOUR GLOVES OFF FOR 2 MINUTES

AND YOU'D HAVE POPSICLES INSTEAD OF FINGERS.

HEY, GET A LOAD OF THIS.

"OUR CHANGING TIMES, BY MRS. DONALD JARVESS,

"PINCH-HITTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE COLUMNIST

"AND HER FAVORITE HUSBAND,

NOW ON ACTIVE DUTY, U.S. ARMY." HMM.

YOU KNEW I WORKED ON A NEWSPAPER.

YEAH, BUT A COLUMN?

YOU MUST BE PRETTY GOOD.

I WAS TOO GOOD.

I WROTE A PIECE ABOUT THE REAL MEANING OF THE WAR,

THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM,

WHY EVERY AMERICAN HAD TO HELP.

THE LOGIC WAS MAGNIFICENT. YOU COULDN'T RESIST IT.

THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS ON A TROOP TRAIN,

WAVING BYE-BYE TO MY WIFE.

CAME THE DAWN, HUH?

YEAH.

ONLY ONE THING GETS ME.

WHEN YOU WORK ON A NEWSPAPER,

I'D GET THOSE WIRE RELEASES

AND KNOW I WAS THE FIRST PERSON IN TOWN

WHO HAD THE NEWS. ALL THE NEWS.

I'LL GUARANTEE YOU MY WIFE KNOWS

WHAT'S GOING ON IN BASTOGNE.

ALL I KNOW IS WHAT'S HAPPENING

TO THE SECOND SQUAD IN THE THIRD PLATOON

OF "I" COMPANY.

[PLUNK]

WATCH THIS ONE.

STRIKE!

CAN'T HIT THEM IF YOU CAN'T SEE THEM.

NOW...

THE COUNT'S THREE AND TWO.

MAN ON FIRST AND THIRD. TWO OUT.

THIS ONE COUNTS.

FOUL BALL!

COME ON, LET'S HAVE A FAST ONE.

BURN IT IN, BOY. COME ON!

A HIT RIGHT OVER SECOND BASE!

THE CENTER FIELDER MADE A SHOESTRING CATCH!

YOU'RE OUT!

HOW ABOUT IT, UMPS?

SOUND OFF. PASSWORD.

RIGHT OVER SECOND BASE. TEXAS...

LEAGUER.

YOU IN CHARGE?

NO. THE LIEUTENANT.

HI, FELLAS.

WHAT'S THE SITUATION, LIEUTENANT?

NOTHING BUT PINE TREES.

I GUESS OUR MISSION'S ACCOMPLISHED.

COURTESY OF "K" COMPANY.

TELL THEM TO STOP WORRYING

ABOUT THIS AREA.

THEM AND US BOTH, LIEUTENANT. THANKS.

WELL, I GUESS WE MIGHT AS WELL PARTIR, HUH?

SO LONG.

SO LONG, FELLAS.

COME ON. ON THE DOUBLE. THEY'RE KRAUTS!

[GUNFIRE]

FEUER WEITER! NEUER GURT!

VORSICHT!

PSST! PSST!

OHH!

COME ON!

COME ON!

COME ON!

HEY!

TANKS! KRAUT TANKS!

[GUNSHOTS]

NO! TAKE OFF, WILL YOU?

IF THEY THINK WE'RE GETTING AWAY,

MAYBE I'VE GOT A CHANCE.

WE'LL SEND A PATROL BACK.

LANGSAM. LANGSAM. LEISE.

DON'T FORGET THE SULFA POWDER.

GO ON. GET IN THERE.

LET'S GO.

SIE SIND ALLE DREI ENTWISCHT.

DURCH'S HAUS.

MIR NACH.

YOU'RE SURE THEY WERE ENEMY TANKS?

WE SAW THEM, LIEUTENANT.

THINK WE'VE GOT ENOUGH ANTITANK GRENADES?

WE AIN'T GOT ANY.

MIND IF I MAKE A SUGGESTION,

LIEUTENANT?

WHAT?

OUR USUAL DEFENSE AGAINST TANKS

IS TO CALL FOR ARTILLERY

AND THEN RUN LIKE A JACK RABBIT.

WE'VE GOT ORDERS TO HOLD THESE POSITIONS.

WELL, LET'S CALL FOR ARTILLERY

AND KEEP OUR HEADS DOWN.

WE COULD SEND OUT SOME BAZOOKA MEN...

IF WE HAD ANY BAZOOKAS.

PUT IN A CALL FOR ARTILLERY.

YES, SIR.

[BLOWING INTO TELEPHONE]

WHAT A BREAK.

ARTILLERY'S GOT THAT FARMHOUSE ZEROED IN.

CONCENTRATION ONE SEVEN.

ITEM 3 TO ITEM.

KRAUT TANKS BY BURNING FARMHOUSE.

CONCENTRATION ONE SEVEN.

ONE SEVEN.

ROGER. START THE FIREWORKS.

THAT'S GREAT. ARTILLERY CAN'T MISS.

THEY'VE GOT RODERIGUES TO USE FOR AN AIMING STICK.

TELL WOLOWICZ TO SEND OUT FOR RODERIGUES

WHEN THIS BARRAGE LIFTS.

WITH WHAT, A SPONGE?

I'VE GOT TO GET ME A RIFLE.

ANY EXTRA ONES?

NO. NO CASUALTIES.

A RIFLE'S WAITING FOR YOU.

YOUR SQUAD SENT FOR THE MEAT WAGON.

WHO WAS HIT?

WOLOWICZ.

IS HE BAD?

A SHELL LANDED

RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF HIS FOXHOLE.

HIS SHOULDER'S LIKE A SIEVE.

WHERE'S YOUR STEEL POT, SOLDIER?

I LOST IT, SERGEANT.

YOU CAN TRY MINE ON FOR SIZE.

SERGEANT... YOU'RE IN CHARGE NOW.

LEADERSHIP-- THAT'S WHAT I GOT.

WHERE'S RODERIGUES?

OH, HE'LL BE ALONG, POP.

SHOULD HAVE WORE MY SHOULDER PADS, HUH?

IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS,

YOU'LL BE FLIPPING THOSE FORWARD PASSES

GOOD AS EVER.

YEAH. LEFT-HANDED.

HE'S A GOOD MAN, HOLLEY.

BUT STILL A LITTLE JUMPY.

HE CAN MOVE IN WITH ME.

YOU COULD DO WORSE.

HE SLEEPS WARM AND QUIET.

[ENGINE STARTS]

HIS NAME'S LAYTON.

JIM LAYTON.

SO LONG, WOLOWICZ.

SAY HELLO TO STANDIFERD.

HANSAN, YOU CAN MOVE IN WITH POP.

WHAT ABOUT RODERIGUES?

IS THAT INCOMING MAIL?

[ARTILLERY FIRE]

NO. IT'S OUTGOING.

THERE WILL BE MORE OF IT.

WHAT TIME IS IT, HANSAN?

10:30. NO. 11:30 HERE.

WHERE'S RODERIGUES?

LET'S TAKE A WALK, HUH, POP?

HOLLEY!

HEY, HOLLEY!

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THEY LEAVE HIM OUT THERE?

LET'S PARTIR.

WE CAN CARRY HIM BACK IN THIS BLANKET.

I WANT 3 VOLUNTEERS. 3 VOLUNTEERS!

IT'S A LONG WALK, POP.

I NEED A FOURTH FOR BRIDGE.

I'LL BE THE DUMMY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO, LAYTON.

MAYBE YOU'LL FIND SOME MORE EGGS.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR, KIPP, YOUR DISCHARGE?

I LOST MY TEETH.

THEY WAS HURTIN' ME ON THE ROAD,

SO I PUT THEM IN MY POCKET.

AND THEY JUMPED OUT?

DROPPED OUT!

I HOPE IT'S NICE AND WARM BACK WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

I CAN'T CHEW ON K RATIONS WITH MY GUMS.

JOHNNY!

HEY, JOHNNY!

NO! NO! KEEP YOUR EYE OPEN!

HE USED TO SEE SNOW...

WAY OFF IN THE MOUNTAINS.

THEY SAY IT'S JUST LIKE GOING TO SLEEP.

HE WAS A RELIGIOUS KID.

WHEN ANYONE GOT HIT...

HE USED TO SAY IT WAS...GOD'S WILL.

"STRATEGIC WITHDRAWAL IN BULGE."

WHAT'S THE BULGE?

SEARCH ME.

"HITLER'S MIGHTY COUNTEROFFENSIVE

"SWEPT ON YESTERDAY UNDER A NEWS ECLIPSE

"FROM WHICH FILTERED THE FACT THAT GERMAN ARMOR

HAD PLUNGED 2O MILES INTO BELGIUM."

WE'RE IN BELGIUM, AREN'T WE?

LUXEMBOURG.

"WAR DEPARTMENT AUTHORITIES

"REPORT THAT MORALE IS HIGH

"ALL ALONG THE FRONT.

"BATTLE-HARDENED DOUGHBOYS FRESH

FROM EPIC-MAKING TRIUMPHS--"

SKIP THE COMMERCIAL, JARVESS.

"AIR ACTIVITY WAS HALTED BY THICK,

SWIRLING FOG."

[MUMBLING]

"AT BASTOGNE, 101st AIRBORNE--"

HEY, THAT'S US.

MEN, YOU'LL BE PROUD TO KNOW

THAT YOU ARE MAKING AN HEROIC STAND,

HURLING BACK THE BEST

THAT VON RUNDSTEDT CAN THROW AT YOU.

WHO'S VON RUNDSTEDT?

A KRAUT GENERAL. THE BEST THEY'VE GOT.

IS THE 101st THE ONLY DIVISION UP HERE?

IT DOESN'T SAY. WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT.

WHERE'S POP STAZAK?

HIM AND HANSAN ARE ON A ROADBLOCK.

WELL, THIS MIGHT BE IT. IT LOOKS OFFICIAL.

CHATSBURG NEWS.

CHATSBURG NEWS.

CHATSBURG NEWS.

AH!

AND THE DOGPATCH GAZETTE.

YOU OUGHT TO GET BACK TO THE AID STATION, KINNIE,

BEFORE THOSE FEET OF YOURS GET ANY WORSE.

THEY WON'T TAKE FROZEN FEET UNLESS

THEY'VE STARTED TO CHANGE COLOR.

NO COMBAT FATIGUE, NO FEVER CASES.

YOU HAVE TO BE BLEEDING FROM A WOUND.

ALL THEY GOT AT THE AID STATION IS ASPIRIN AND IODINE.

WHAT ABOUT THE FIELD HOSPITAL?

CAPTURED--MEDICS, CASUALTIES, EQUIPMENT, THE WORKS.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN AFTER WOLOWICZ GOT THERE.

I GUESS STANDIFERD WAS THERE, TOO.

SOME OF THE WALKING WOUNDED WERE KILLED.

THE FIGHT THEY PUT UP WAS ONE FOR THE BOOK.

HEY, LAYTON!

YOU'RE LEARNING FAST. HOW ABOUT SPELLING ME?

OH, THE DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME.

I WAS BACK HOME IN BALTIMORE...

LOADING UP ON HARD-SHELL CRABS

AND BEER.

THAT DREAM'S AGAINST REGULATION, SOLDIER.

YOU KNOW WHAT OUR BOYS OVERSEAS

ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT.

MOM'S BLUEBERRY PIE.

WHY, CERTAINLY!

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR!

BOY, WHEN I GET HOME,

JUST GIVE ME A HOT DOG AND A SLICE OF THAT PIE!

WILL I KICK IF I DON'T GET MY JOB BACK?

NO, SIREE.

ALL I WANT IS A--

SO LONG, HOLLEY!

SO LONG, POP!

AU REVOIR!

I FOUND THEM! I FOUND THEM!

I FOUND THEM IN ANOTHER POCKET!

YOU'RE JUST IN TIME TO WORK POP'S SHIFT!

GO UP AND GET HANSAN.

WHERE YOU GOING?

SPECIAL ORDERS NUMBER 1437.

PRIVATE ERNEST J. STAZAK WILL PROCEED TO PARIS,

WHERE TRANSPORTATION TO THE U.S. WILL BE ARRANGED.

RELAX, CHUM.

YOU AIN'T GOIN' NO PLACE.

I AIN'T?

HERE. READ IT YOURSELF.

I DON'T CARE WHAT IT SAYS!

NOBODY'S LEAVING BASTOGNE,

AND NOBODY'S COMING IN,

EXCEPT MAYBE SOME KRAUTS RIDING TANKS.

WE'RE SURROUNDED!

SURROUNDED?

KIPP, IF THIS IS ONE OF YOUR CRUMMY JOKES,

I'LL KNOCK THOSE G.I. TEETH RIGHT DOWN YOUR THROAT.

TAKE IT EASY, POP! TAKE IT EASY!

HE WOULDN'T HAVE THOSE TEETH IN

IF THERE WAS ANY WAY OUT!

[INCOMING ARTILLERY FIRE]

TOUGH BREAK, POP.

I CAN GET THEM IN A LOT OF TROUBLE FOR THIS.

IT'S AGAINST THE RULES OF WAR

TO SHOOT AT CIVILIANS.

I'M SORRY, KIPP.

[CLICKS TEETH]

THEM POOR DEVILS

IN THE FOOT-SLOGGING INFANTRY.

NOTHING BUT WALK, WALK, WALK.

THE AIRBORNE, THAT'S THE LIFE.

IT'S GREAT UP HERE IN THESE GLIDERS,

DRIFTING ALONG OVER THE CLOUDS.

[INCOMING ARTILLERY FIRE]

[NEARBY EXPLOSIONS]

THEY'RE LIABLE TO HAVE YOU

UP IN JUVENILE COURT FOR SMOKING.

THIS YOUR FIRST TIME AWAY FROM HOME, LAYTON?

BASIC TRAINING WAS. THAT WASN'T QUITE THE SAME.

MY FOLKS STAYED AT A TOWN NEAR CAMP.

MAMA RUBBED YOUR LITTLE FOOTSIES

AFTER THOSE NASTY 20-MILE HIKES, HMM?

UH-HUH.

SHE MADE ME BRUSH MY TEETH TWICE A DAY

SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO HAVE THEM ALL PULLED OUT.

HA HA!

HEY, LOOK AT THAT!

WHAT?

I THOUGHT IT WAS A SHADOW.

IT'S JUST SOME BURNT-OUT POWDER.

DIE OF OLD AGE BEFORE YOU SEE A SHADOW HERE.

THIS FOG WON'T EVER LIFT.

DO THE PLANES HAVE TO WAIT?

HAVEN'T THEY EVER HEARD

OF FLYING BLIND?

NOBODY CARES. THEY JUST DON'T CARE.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT, KIPP.

REVEREND LAYTON WILL NOW LEAD US

IN PRAYER.

MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA.

THE C.O. SAYS TO DIG IN AT THAT RAILROAD EMBANKMENT.

WE'RE MOVING BACK 500 YARDS.

RIGHT.

THIRD PLATOON.

WHENEVER THERE'S A DIRTY DETAIL...

LET'S GO, MEN!

ON YOUR FEET!

CHECK YOUR RIFLES, SEE IF THEY'RE FROZE UP!

LISTEN TO HOLLEY, MAKING A NOISE LIKE A SERGEANT.

HE'S G.I. NOW SINCE HE TOOK OVER THE SQUAD.

RIGHT ON THE BALL.

YEAH. STRICTLY CHICKEN, THAT'S ME.

LET'S BE CHECKING THOSE BOLTS.

CHECK YOUR RIFLES.

EVERY TIME I GET FOURPENCE

I GOT TO GET A NICKEL'S WORTH OF PEPPERMINTS

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY

COME-A TI-YI-YIPPEE, YIPPEE-AYYY ♪♪

AH HA!

WHY CAN'T THEY PASS DOWN

SOME INFORMATION?

A MAN GETS HIT,

HE AT LEAST OUGHT TO KNOW

WHAT COUNTRY HE'S DYING IN.

NOW, THAT'S FOR DANGED SURE.

ABNER, I'VE ASKED YOU 800 TIMES--

I WON'T SAY THAT NO MORE. THAT'S FOR SURE.

[TEETH CLICKING]

[CLICK]

[GUNFIRE]

CAN'T SEE THEM.

[GUNFIRE]

BLEIBT IN DECKUNG! GEHT HINTER DIE BAEUME!

MASCHINENGEWEHRE VOR! MASCHINENGEWEHRE VOR!

DEN AMI--BEIM BAUM!

WEITER FEUERN! DIE PISTOLEN!

WEITER--

[GASP]

HOLLEY!

HOLLEY!

I'M WITH YOU, HOLLEY.

COME ON.

SECOND SQUAD! YOU, TOO, MAC!

FOLLOW ME!

LET'S GO, ABNER!

MAMA.

MAMA!

MAMA.

NEIN! NEIN!

FEUER EINSTELLEN. VERSTAERKUNG VOR.

WAIT TILL IT CLEARS.

WAIT TILL IT CLEARS.

WAIT TILL IT CLEARS.

WAIT TILL IT CLEARS.

[WHISTLES]

HOLD YOUR FIRE!

SANI.

SANI.

SANI.

JARVESS.

TELL THEM TO COME OUT WITH THEIR HANDS UP.

WAFFEN WEG!

HAENDE HOCH UND KOMM RAUS!

SANI.

SANI.

SANI.

VORWAERTS MARSCH!

SCHNELL! SCHNELL!

LAYTON, YOU AND JOE CHECK THEM FOR MAPS AND PAPERS.

SEE IF ANY OF THEM ARE STILL KICKING!

MACH SCHNELL!

SANI.

GET THE PRISONERS AND WOUNDED

BACK TO BASTOGNE.

SEE IF WE'VE GOT ENOUGH MEN LEFT, HOLLEY.

I'M GOING TO PUT THIS MAN IN

FOR A SILVER STAR.

A GUY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO GET 100 BUCKS

FOR THIS BACK IN PARIS.

I THOUGHT HOLLEY WAS RUNNING AWAY.

THAT'S WHY I RAN AFTER HIM.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT HOLLEY WAS THINKING?

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF HE WAS THINKING AT ALL?

THINGS JUST HAPPEN, THEN AFTERWARDS,

YOU FIGURE OUT WHY YOU ACTED THE WAY YOU DID.

I KNOW WHY I RAN. I WAS SCARED TO DEATH.

YOU JUST JOINED THE BIGGEST CLUB

IN THE ARMY. EVERYBODY BELONGS.

JUST DROP ME OFF AT THE PSYCHO WARD.

WHY DID I HAVE TO GET UP AND START FIRING?

IT'S A GOOD THING SOMEBODY DID.

IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE ME, A VOLUNTEER.

IT HAPPENED SO FAST

YOU DIDN'T LOOK AT YOUR WATCH.

SURE FORGOT WHAT TIME IT WAS IN SPRINGFIELD.

HANSAN, I HATE TO ASK--

YOU CAN HAVE IT.

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE, CHUM.

HEY, POP! POP!

THANKS, POP.

I'LL DROP BACK LATER.

JUST DON'T GET CARRIED BACK.

SAY, MISS. HOW ABOUT GIVING HIM A SHOT?

PARDON?

MORPHINE. HIM.

AH, NON.

IL N'Y A PLUS DE MORPHINE.

NO MORE MORPHINE, HUH?

THAT'S GREAT.

MERCI BEAU--

SHE POURS HIM ONE MORE,

I'M GOING OUT TO GET MYSELF SHOT.

AH, THEY'RE WAY TOO BIG.

I WISHED WE'D FOUND THEM YESTERDAY.

HMM.

LET'S GO, MEN. CHOW!

WHAT?

YOU HEARD ME--HOT CHOW!

WAHOO!

AND I'VE BEEN PULLING KP EVER SINCE.

WE WAS BOMBED OUT TWICE.

I NEVER SAW SO MUCH INCOMING MAIL.

YEAH, THINGS ARE GETTING ROUGH ALL OVER.

WELL, I WANTED TO GO BACK ON THE LINE.

THEY'RE SHORT-HANDED IN THE KITCHEN, SEE?

A COUPLE MORE KPs GOT HIT THIS MORNING.

I WOULDN'T MIND A LITTLE ACTION

FOR A CHANGE.

HOW ABOUT YOU AND ME SWITCHING?

THEY'D NEVER LET ME GO.

I'VE BEEN LEARNING HOW TO COOK.

HEY, BETTIS, ANYTHING LEFT?

NO.

BUT IT'S CLEAN. IT'S ONLY LEFTOVERS.

I DON'T EVEN SEE THOSE THINGS.

WELL, I WANT TO SEE THEM! I WANT TO REMEMBER THEM!

WE'LL START BACK IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

BETTER STICK AROUND THIS AREA.

HEY, WHERE'S THE KID?

WHO, LAYTON?

HE'S PUTTING ON THOSE DRY CLOTHES.

BETTIS, HOW ABOUT

A BOTTLE OF COGNAC?

WE AIN'T GOT ANY.

I'LL SETTLE FOR SOME HOT WATER

TO WASH MY FEET IN.

COMING RIGHT UP.

HEY, BETTIS.

YOU GOT ANY TRADING MATERIAL?

THE BELLY ROBBER KEEPS EVERYTHING

LOCKED IN THE CELLAR, BUT THERE'S

A HALF A LOAF OF BREAD YOU CAN HAVE.

OH, A HALF A LOAF IS...

WHERE IS IT?

I COULD HAVE SWORE IT WAS ON THAT TABLE.

DENISE! BONJOUR!

HELLO, SOLDIER.

PULL UP A CHAIR, HOLLEY.

TODAY, YOU ARE A MAN.

NOW, THIS IS ANTWERP UP HERE.

TO THE NORTH AND THE EAST

ARE THE BRITISH AND THE CANADIANS.

DOWN HERE AT BELFORT OVER 300 MILES AWAY

IS THE FRENCH FIRST ARMY.

THE AMERICANS ARE STRETCHED OUT IN BETWEEN.

IF THE SUPPLY LINE TO ANTWERP IS CUT,

20 ALLIED DIVISIONS WILL BE OUT ON A LIMB.

WHERE'S BASTOGNE?

HERE.

THIS IS WHERE THE KRAUTS FOUND A SOFT SPOT IN OUR LINE.

BASTOGNE IS IMPORTANT

BECAUSE IT'S AT THE MAIN INTERSECTION OF 7 HIGHWAYS,

ONE LEADING STRAIGHT TO ANTWERP.

IF WE CAN HOLD OUT.

[AIRPLANES]

HEY, THAT SOUNDS LIKE OURS!

IT IS OURS!

CAN'T SEE A THING.

THE KIND OF SUPPLIES THEY'VE GOT,

WE WOULDN'T WANT-- EGGS FOR BERLIN.

IF BOMBERS CAN GET THROUGH,

WHY CAN'T C-47s?

IN THIS PEA SOUP?

THEY'RE FLYING WAY OVER IT, YOU KNOW THAT.

THE AIR CORPS-- LONDON, THEN BERLIN.

HEADLINES TOMORROW.

COME ON BACK!

IT'S GETTING LONESOME HERE!

NOBODY CARES.

THEY JUST DON'T CARE.

YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN.

HEY! PSST!

I THOUGHT THEY HAD US SURROUNDED.

HALT!

WAS WOLLEN SIE?

I SPEAK ENGLISH.

WHO IS HERE IN COMMAND?

I AM HERE IN COMMAND.

WE HAVE A MESSAGE

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL.

I'LL TAKE THE OFFICERS BY JEEP.

BLINDFOLD THEM.

KOMMEN SIE HIER!

TRY IT AGAIN, JARVESS.

DU! WAS GIBT ES HIER? SPRECHEN SIE!

GEFREITER BERTHOLD JOCHMAN.

ALL I CAN GET IS THEIR NAME AND RANK.

LOOSEN UP, CHUM. GIVE US THE LOW-DOWN.

YOU CAN TALK NOW. HITLER KAPUTT.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE SOME NICE K RATIONS?

SCHOKOLADE, JA?

FUER EINE SCHACHTEL ZIGARETTEN,

REDE ICH.

WELL, NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE.

HE SAYS HE'LL TALK

FOR A PACK OF CIGARETTES.

GUT. ICH WARTE.

WIR STELLEN IHNEN EIN ULTIMATUM.

ENTWEDER UEBERGABE ODER TOD.

WHAT DID HE SAY?

THEY WANT US TO SURRENDER.

SURRENDER OR BE KILLED, HE SAYS.

US?

TELL HIM TO TAKE A LEAP AT A ROLLING DOUGHNUT.

[VEHICLE APPROACHING]

RAUS!

RAUS!

FRAGEN SIE IHN WAS DAS ALLES BEDEUTET!

ICH VERSTEHE NICHT

DIE ANTWORT DES GENERAL McAULIFF.

THE MAJOR THINKS

GENERAL McAULIFF MUST HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD.

WE'VE APPEALED

TO THE WELL-KNOWN AMERICAN HUMANITY

TO SAVE BASTOGNE FROM FURTHER SUFFERING.

WE HAVE GIVEN YOU 2 HOURS TO CONSIDER

BEFORE RAINING DESTRUCTION UPON YOU.

WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND

GENERAL McAULIFF'S ANSWER.

I'LL BE GLAD TO REPEAT IT.

THE ANSWER IS "NUTS!"

NUESSE!

NUE--

IST DAS IM NEGATIVEN

ODER POSITIVEN SINN?

IS THAT A NEGATIVE OR AN AFFIRMATIVE REPLY?

"NUTS" IS STRICTLY NEGATIVE.

NEGATIV.

DANN WERDEN VIELE AMERICANER

DARAN GLAUBEN MUESSEN.

WE WILL KILL MANY AMERICANS.

ON YOUR WAY, BUD.

[ENGINE STARTS]

WELL, I FEEL BETTER.

FOR ONCE WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE.

FOR ONCE WE GET THE STORY

BEFORE MY WIFE WRITES IT UP.

[BOMBING IN DISTANCE]

[BOMBING NEARER]

WELL, HERE GOES MY LAST BUTT.

TELL THE CHAPLAIN YOUR PROBLEMS.

AH, CHAPLAIN.

I FORGOT.

WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

HOLY JOE IS GOING TO PRAY FOR US

AT THE CHRISTMAS SERVICES.

"THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH.

THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES."

IF THE FOG LIFTS.

"THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY."

"UNLESS THEY HAVE FROZEN FEET.

AND THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT."

IF THEY DON'T LOSE TOO MUCH BLOOD

BEFORE THE MEDICS COME UP.

[BOMB FALLING]

[EXPLOSION]

WELL, ANOTHER AIR MAIL MESSAGE FROM THE KRAUTS.

"MERRY CHRISTMAS, SOLDIER,

"AND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

"IT'S TOUGH BEING AWAY FROM HOME

"AT THIS TIME OF YEAR,

"ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE SURROUNDED

"AND OUTNUMBERED 10 TO ONE.

"DON'T YOU FEEL

"YOUR LOVED ONES WORRYING ABOUT YOU?

"YES, OLD BOY, PRAYING AND HOPING

"YOU'LL COME HOME AGAIN.

"MAN, HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT?

"WHAT IF YOU DON'T RETURN?

"REMEMBER, WHERE THERE'S A WILL,

THERE'S A WAY.

"HOT CHOW AND SAFETY ARE WAITING FOR YOU

ONLY 300 YARDS AWAY."

ANYBODY FROM OHIO?

BUCKEYE LAKE, SIR.

CINCINNATI.

TIPPECANOE CITY.

I'M FROM CHILLICOTHE. ANY OF YOU MEN LUTHERANS?

HERE, SIR.

HERE, SIR.

I AM, SIR.

MY WIFE IS.

HA HA! SO AM I.

BUT THESE SERVICES AREN'T JUST FOR LUTHERANS

OR JUST MEN FROM OHIO.

I MERELY HAPPEN TO BE HERE.

IN OTHER AREAS,

THERE ARE OTHER CHAPLAINS OF VARIOUS RELIGIONS.

ALL OF US HOLY JOES ARE SWITCH HITTERS.

EARLIER THIS MONTH IN HOLLAND,

I HELD HANNUKAH SERVICES FOR MEN OF JEWISH FAITH.

HOW DID I DO, LEVENSTEIN?

NOT BAD FOR A BEGINNER, SIR.

HA HA HA!

WELL, NOW IT'S NEARLY CHRISTMAS,

AND HERE WE ARE IN BEAUTIFUL BASTOGNE,

ENJOYING THE WINTER SPORTS.

HA HA!

HA HA!

AND THE $64 QUESTION IS, "WAS THIS TRIP NECESSARY?"

I'LL TRY TO ANSWER THAT.

BUT MY SERMONS, LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE ARMY,

DEPEND ON THE SITUATION AND TERRAIN,

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE A QUICKIE.

WAS THIS TRIP NECESSARY?

WELL, LET'S LOOK AT THE FACTS.

NOBODY WANTED THIS WAR BUT THE NAZIS.

MANY PEOPLE TRIED TO DEAL WITH THEM.

MANY ARE DEAD.

MILLIONS HAVE DIED

BECAUSE THE NAZIS WANTED THEM DEAD.

SO FINALLY, THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT TO DO

EXCEPT FIGHT.

THERE'S A GREAT LESSON IN THIS.

WE AREN'T GOING TO FORGET IT.

WE MUST NEVER AGAIN

LET ANY FORCE DEDICATED TO A SUPERRACE

OR SUPERIDEA OR SUPERANYTHING

BECOME STRONG ENOUGH TO IMPOSE ITSELF

UPON A FREE WORLD.

WE MUST BE SMART ENOUGH IN THE BEGINNING

TO PUT OUT THE FIRE BEFORE IT SPREADS.

SO MY ANSWER TO THE $64 QUESTION IS,

"YES, THIS TRIP WAS NECESSARY."

AS THE YEARS GO BY,

MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FORGET,

BUT YOU WON'T.

AND DON'T EVER LET ANYBODY TELL YOU

YOU WERE A SUCKER

TO FIGHT IN THE WAR AGAINST FASCISM.

AND NOW, JERRY PERMITTING, LET US PRAY.

LET US PRAY FOR THIS FOG TO LIFT.

ALMIGHTY GOD...

[BOMBS EXPLODING]

THE ORGANIST IS HITTING THOSE BASS NOTES

A LITTLE TOO LOUD FOR ME TO BE HEARD.

SO, LET US EACH PRAY IN HIS OWN WAY

TO HIS OWN GOD.

[AIRPLANES]

WHEN YOU HEAR PLANES, DON'T BOTHER TO LOOK UP.

THEY'LL BE OURS.

YEAH. THEY'LL ALL BE GOING TO BERLIN.

HEY, LAYTON, YOU HAVEN'T GOT

A BEAT-UP OLD CHOCOLATE BAR, HAVE YOU?

I'M ON THAT LEMONADE DIET.

DROP ANOTHER NICKEL IN THE JUKEBOX,

WILL YOU, CHUM?

[MUSIC PLAYS]

WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM

WITH AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.

A CAREFUL STUDY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

LEADS TO THE FOLLOWING WEATHER FORECAST.

CONTINUED COLD, MORE SNOW,

AND NO SIGN OF THE FOG LIFTING.

NOW AN OLD FAVORITE

WHICH IS GROWING MORE POPULAR

WITH THE MEN OF THE 101st,

I SURRENDER, DEAR.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[HUMMING AND CLICKING TEETH]

KRAUTS WALKING AROUND DOWN THERE. TANKS, TOO.

SHOULD WE USE SPITBALLS FOR AMMUNITION?

WE'VE GOT 10 ROUNDS LEFT FOR OLD BETSY.

WHAT ABOUT THE TANK AT THE ROADBLOCK?

CAN'T MOVE UP. OUT OF GAS.

GET SOME NEWS ON THAT RADIO.

KRAUTS HAVE IT JAMMED UP,

EXCEPT THEIR WAVELENGTH.

I'LL TRY AGAIN.

[CHANGING RADIO STATIONS]

THEY AIN'T EVEN DUG IN.

HEY, HOLLEY.

IS IT TRUE

ABOUT KRAUTS SHOOTING PRISONERS?

WHERE'D YOU GET THAT?

IT'S GOING AROUND.

IF YOU GOT A KRAUT PISTOL, THEY BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT.

DON'T FALL FOR THEM RUMORS, LAYTON.

ANYBODY WANT A LUGER?

IT'S WORTH 100 BUCKS IN PARIS.

THANKS A LOT.

IT'S A VIOLATION OF THE SULLIVAN ACT

FOR A CIVILIAN TO CARRY FIREARMS.

[BOMB FALLING]

[EXPLOSION]

LET'S HIGHTAIL IT OUT OF HERE.

[WHISTLE]

OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL!

DIG IN!

A CAREFUL STUDY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

LEADS ME TO BELIEVE

THAT GERMAN BOMBERS ARE OVER BASTOGNE,

FOG OR NO FOG.

KIND OF ROUGH

ON REAR ECHELON TONIGHT.

YEAH. I'VE BEEN THINKING.

THE MESS SERGEANT, THE SUPPLY SERGEANT,

THE PILL ROLLER WHO GIVES US SHOTS--

I'M BLEEDING FOR THEM.

[BOMBS FALLING]

[WHISTLE]

Woman: ...FAITES QUE JE PREVIENNE LA MORT,

QUE J' OBTIENNE LE PARFAIT--

DE LA SALUTATION ETERNELLE.

AAH!

[WHIMPERING]

[SIREN]

[BOMB FALLING]

[BARKING]

FALL OUT AND DRAW RIFLES.

RIFLES?

WE'VE JUST BEEN MADE RIFLEMEN.

MEDICS SAID I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO GO UP.

THE MEDICS! CHECK WITH 'EM!

GET YOUR BLANKET.

FALL OUT. DRAW RIFLES AND AMMO.

FALL OUT. DRAW RIFLES AND AMMO.

FALL OUT. DRAW RIFLES AND AMMO.

CHOW?

YOU AIN'T EVEN WARM.

FOLLOW ME ON THE DOUBLE.

THAT'S ALL, BROTHER.

HEY, YOU!

FRONT AND CENTER!

GOOD THING THEY DIDN'T SEND ME.

I NEVER FIRED AN M1 RIFLE.

WHEN I WAS OUT, THEY WAS USING THE 03.

ALL LITTER CASES

WILL PREPARE TO BE EVACUATED

TO AIR RAID SHELTERS.

ALL WALKING WOUNDED

WILL FALL OUT AND DRAW RIFLES.

THIS IS A .30-CALIBER SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE.

DON'T SELL IT TO ME. SHOW ME HOW IT WORKS.

TO LOAD IT,

PULL THE BOLT BACK AND STICK THE CLIP IN.

[LOADS GUN]

WHAT'S UP, SMITTY?

BATTALION SAYS TO PULL BACK.

GO AHEAD.

YOU, TOO, SIR. THEY SAID TO TELL YOU.

IT'S A CINCH WE AIN'T PULLIN' BACK THAT WAY.

I GUESS MAYBE WE AIN'T PULLIN' BACK AT ALL.

LIEUTENANT--

TAKE THE SECOND SQUAD. FIRST SQUAD!

THIRD SQUAD! OVER HERE.

SAVE IT, LAYTON.

THEY'LL BE GETTING A LOT CLOSER,

AND WE'LL STILL BE HERE.

HEY! IT'S SHINING!

IT'S SHINING!

[AIRPLANES]

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

HEY, JARVESS! JARVESS, LOOK AT THEM!

THEY GOT HERE!

HEY! HEY! HEY!

[FIRING]

AHA!

DRIVE THEM OUT OF THERE!

C-47s!

C-47s!

AHA!

WHAT ABOUT EAGLES?

"THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES."

"THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY."

LET'S GO!

[SHOUTING]

YAHOO!

[SHOUTING]

AAH!

HEY! HEY! HEY!

AAH! HA HA! HA HA HA!

YIPPEE!

IYAH-HO!

YAHOO!

[WHISTLING]

SAVE ME A COUPLE OF DROPS FOR MY LIGHTER.

I GOT A LITTLE LAMP

I GOT TO FILL BACK IN BASTOGNE.

K RATIONS.

ALL DINNERS.

HEY, FELLOWS. HERE IT IS.

HEY, FELLOWS. COME AND GET IT.

COME AND GET IT.

HANSAN!

HA HA!

HERE. TAKE YOUR WATCH!

AHA!

[GUNFIRE]

HEY!

NEIN!

KAMERAD!

I SURRENDER, DEAR ♪♪

[VEHICLE APPROACHING]

HEY, DADDY, WHAT ARE THEM THINGS?

AH, IT'S A NEW KIND OF WARFARE, SON.

"MECHANIZED" I THINK THEY CALL IT.

WELL, WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT?

HEY, TANK JOB, CIGARETTE FOR PAPA?

OUI, OUI.

GOT A STARS AND STRIPES?

IT'S 2 DAYS OLD.

HEARD IT'S BEEN RUGGED HERE.

YEAH.

THAT'S FOR SURE.

THAT'S FOR DANGED SURE.

HEY, HANDSOME.

GOOD LUCK!

WELL, THE FOLKS BACK HOME

KNEW WE'D GET OUT OF THIS.

THEY HEARD RELIEF WAS BREAKING THROUGH

2 DAYS AGO.

FINE. FINE.

I'D HATE TO THINK THEY'D BEEN WORRYING.

YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO KNOW WE'RE IN BELGIUM,

NOT LUXEMBOURG.

JUST SO WE'RE GOING BACK.

THAT'S ALL THAT COUNTS.

YOU'RE NOT HAPPY IN THE SERVICE?

I DIDN'T SAY THAT. I LOVE IT.

YOU FOUND A HOME IN THE ARMY, CHUM.

ME, TOO.

NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD BEFORE.

THIRD PLATOON...

ON YOUR FEET.

FALL IN.

OH, NO!

ABOUT FACE!

FORWARD MARCH.

HEY, KINNIE.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JODY?

ALL RIGHT. COME ON.

YOU WANT THESE GUYS TO THINK

YOU'RE A BUNCH OF WACs?

PICK IT UP.

HUT, 2, 3.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

HUT, 2, 3, 4.

YOU HAD A GOOD HOME, BUT YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

YOU HAD A GOOD HOME, BUT YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

JODY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

YOUR BABY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT

YOU'RE RIGHT

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4

YOUR BABY WAS LONELY AS LONELY COULD BE

TILL JODY PROVIDED COMPANY

AIN'T IT GREAT TO HAVE A PAL

WHO WORKS SO HARD TO KEEP UP MORALE? ♪

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4

YOU AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT

HE'LL KEEP HER HAPPY TILL I GET OUT

AND YOU WON'T GET OUT TILL THE END OF THE WAR

IN NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR

SOUND OFF

1, 2

SOUND OFF

3, 4

CADENCE COUNT

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2

3, 4 ♪♪

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