Hart's War


Hart's War

Second World War drama with Bruce Willis. A lieutenant with a background in law has to defend a black officer after a murder occurs in the POW camp to which they have been sent.


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ROOSEVELT ON RADIO: '..are pounding the Germans with relentless force.

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'We do not expect to have a winter lull in Europe.

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'We expect to keep striking,

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'to keep the enemy on the move and hit him again and again.'

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'1944. December.

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'I was miles from the front and a stranger to war.

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'Troops, fuel dumps, enemy units -

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'they were pins on a map to me.'

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Champagne?

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Are you trying to score a few points?

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Just trying to aid the war effort, Hart.

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< Tom.

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The Captain needs back to the 106th. Can you find a driver?

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I can take him, sir.

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Funny. I had a feeling you'd say that.

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There hasn't been much movement today, sir.

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So I see. Captain.

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Don't forget, sir. You wanted to send champagne along.

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< Yes.

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Yes, thank you for reminding me, Tom.

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The general should get a kick out of that.

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Colonel.

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ROOSEVELT: 'Troops are now fighting along a battle line

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'of 300 miles in Holland, France and Germany.

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'Within ten weeks after the first landings in France last June,

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'the Allies have landed nearly two million men.'

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You know what this army could use, sir? Snowplough services.

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What we could use is half a million gallons of gasoline

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and a road that wasn't paved with Bouncing Bettie's.

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German S-mines.

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Yes, sir.

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You ought to spend a night

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on the line sometime, Lieutenant.

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I know that, sir.

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Of course, it's not too likely, is it?

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Sir?

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The Colonel says your father is a senator,

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so I guess you won't spend too many nights in a foxhole, will you?

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It's nothing to be ashamed of, son.

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That's a hell of a father to have.

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Where to, sir?

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St Vith.

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I'm afraid you've gone the wrong way, sir.

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St Vith is due west.

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I'm pretty sure St Vith is due east.

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Sergeant, it's straight ahead.

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SENTRY: Can I see that, sir?

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I drove this route yesterday.

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Mm-hmm.

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Get your hands up.

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Up!

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Halt!

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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MAN: Are you in great pain?

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First Lieutenant, Thomas Hart.

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Serial number...

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..1841287.

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Would you care for a cigarette?

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Your train is an eight-kilometre march from here.

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Of course, with some shoes on,

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you might be all right.

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First Lieutenant, Thomas Hart.

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Serial number, 1841287.

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Thank you, Lieutenant.

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But we both know

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there is much more to you than that.

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Show me the locations of the fuel dumps.

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Just point and we can end all this.

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I'll have your clothes returned to you immediately.

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When you are dressed, we'll have another chat.

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Our last one, I hope.

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Smile, Joe. For you, the war is over.

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Lieutenant.

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This will help against the cold.

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No thanks, soldier. I'll be all right.

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No, you won't. Come on. Take it.

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Just till you warm up.

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Take it, sir.

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Hey, Captain, does somebody tell our folks

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about us being captured?

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Germans give a list to the military

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and the military notifies the families.

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Is that voluntary, sir?

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How do you mean, Lieutenant?

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Uh, I mean, can you ask them not to?

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I don't think so.

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Have to put some straw in there.

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Straw in your shoes, for frostbite.

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Another slave detail, sir.

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Hey, ladies!

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Next batch of shells you turn out,

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nothing but duds this time, all right? Mortars no boom boom, ja?

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Fire!

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Captain, P-51 incoming.

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Ours?

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MEN SHOUT

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Everybody stay down! Keep low!

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Captain, what's happening? Why are they shooting?

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They can't read the roof.

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CAPTAIN: All right, get the doors!

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Everybody get the doors!

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Come on, now!

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Get down!

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Aah!

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CAPTAIN: Get down!

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CAPTAIN: Hart, help out!

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MEN SHOUT

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Aah!

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CAPTAIN: Come on!

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MEN SHOUT

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MAN: Moving out!

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Get the other cars!

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Get the other cars!

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Get those men out!

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We're spelling out!

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Round up your men now!

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We're spelling out our position!

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We're spelling out!

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Hart, get that man clear of here.

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Let's get in line!

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Assemble on me!

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Assemble! Move it! Move it!

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All right, men! Let's get back in line!

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Move it!

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It's not helping.

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Come on, men!

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Oh, Christ.

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Are you OK?

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Keep looking at me. Look at me.

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Look at me.

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CAPTAIN: Oh, shit. Shit.

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All right. Are you all right?

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SPEAKING GERMAN

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MAN: They're telling us to march.

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Probably ought to take his boots, Lieutenant.

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Lieutenant! Take his boots.

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Cos either you or some Jerry's gonna get 'em. Take 'em, sir.

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While you still got feet to put 'em on.

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His socks, too.

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Ain't gonna help him any.

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MAN: Stay together.

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All right.

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"DEUTSCHLAND UBER ALLES" PLAYS ON LOUDSPEAKERS

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Once again...

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I'm forced to remind you escape is not a sport.

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Think of it this way.

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Now these Russians have a chance

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at a happy new year.

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GUARDS LAUGH

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Those are dogs you're saluting, Colonel.

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Animals.

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SPEAKS GERMAN

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My country doesn't make those kinds of distinctions, Colonel.

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GUARDS LAUGH

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They're our allies, Colonel.

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Oh, yes. You and your allies.

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Let me tell you about you and your allies.

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The Ministry of War has just released the figures

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from our offensive in the Ardennes.

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200,000 Allied killed or captured.

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Your Third Army, Patton, in full retreat.

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And the Wehrmacht has captured

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enough abandoned fuel to retake Paris,

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perhaps even drive your troops

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back to the sea.

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Might be a bit crowded around here this winter.

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Turn around, Joes.

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Yes. Turn around.

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Ross. Hart.

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Ross and Hart.

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I'm Captain Ross.

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Major Clary.

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Lieutenant Hart.

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Lieutenant.

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Debriefing. Officer's hut. On the double.

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RADIO: 'The German counterattack on the American Third Army front

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'is still going on. The entire front, stretching about 30 miles,

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'is in motion. On our side, countermeasures are being taken.

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'On the enemy's side, more strafes are being flown in.

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'This is a major German effort.

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'Some of the best units in the German army

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'were involved in this penetration...'

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At ease, soldier. Sit down.

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Thank you, sir.

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So tell me, Lieutenant, how come you're not dead?

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Sir?

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First you survive crashing that jeep,

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then Hans and Fritz take your boots.

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You got a rabbit's foot in your pocket?

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Two horseshoes and a four-leaf clover, sir.

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Atta boy.

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By the way, you might want to

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take it easy on that bread.

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You haven't had anything solid for a while.

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Wouldn't want you to wind up in the infirmary.

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I don't know, sir.

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After the march I just made,

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an infirmary might look like the Waldorf to me.

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A stomach can shrink quite a bit in 17 days.

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That's the number, isn't it? 17 days?

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Six days on the train. Another six days of marching.

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What was it, Joe? Five days of interrogation?

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No, sir.

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Three days.

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Well, anyway. Easy does it.

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Yes, sir. Thank you.

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So this interrogator they threw at you,

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his name wasn't Schumann, was it?

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No, sir.

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Lutz.

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Schumann was a real prick.

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Almost broke me in two.

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MAN: Platoon, up.

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GERMAN BARKS ORDERS

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RECORD PLAYER PLAYS BIG BAND MUSIC

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Not much for small talk, I guess.

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You come to appreciate that.

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Smoke, Lieutenant?

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LUTZ: Would you care for a cigarette?

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Again, Lieutenant, I need to ask you.

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The fuel dumps...

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Thank you.

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So, this Captain Lutz, he know much about

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about your operations at the chateau?

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He knew everything, sir.

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Fuel dump locations?

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Troop movements?

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He knew what I'd had for breakfast before my capture.

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LUTZ: Point and we can end all this.

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Just name, rank, and serial number.

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Good enough. You're excused, Lieutenant.

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Unfortunately, we won't be able to quarter you here.

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We're full up. We're gonna have to put you in barracks 27.

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Isn't that for enlisted men, sir?

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Yes, it is, but as you can see,

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the Germans are doing a rather brisk business these days.

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You'll be comfortable there.

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Yes, sir.

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Lieutenant.

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Sir.

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DOOR OPENS

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LUTZ: Point.

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Point or say hello to stumps

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for the rest of your life.

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Good.

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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CROMIN: Don, are you in? I called.

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Hold your water, Joe.

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Looks like a whole division just surrendered.

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Who's in charge here?

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Hey, how many we up to?

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Three lovely ladies, big shot.

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That's right.

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Excuse me.

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I'm looking for who's in charge here.

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From the looks of things, I'd say Adolf Hitler.

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I'm Lieutenant Tom Hart.

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It's OK, folks.

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Staff Sergeant Vic Bedford. Good to meet you.

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You, too.

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Come in from Ardennes?

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Yeah.

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Colonel sent me over to bunk in here.

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Officers' barracks are full.

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Well, in that case, welcome to Rio.

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Hope you don't mind, sir.

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All we have is this middle bunk right here.

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It looks fine.

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I'm betting you're a Lucky Strike man.

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You bet right.

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Care for some hooch, Lieutenant?

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Ringing in the new year.

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Uh, thanks. I'm fine.

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Fermented raisins, mostly.

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A little turpentine thrown in for flavour.

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I'm fine.

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MAN: We got anybody left at the Front, sir?

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How are you doing, Lieutenant?

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Private.

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Give him a break, fellas. He just got here.

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Lieutenant, guard 'em with your life.

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They double for cash - especially with the guards.

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Thanks, Sergeant.

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Excuse me a second.

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Fellas, listen up.

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Lieutenant Hart here is going to be staying

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with us for a while.

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Hello, sir. Men.

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Say, what's it take to get in that poker game?

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I expect we can work something out.

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Good.

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Sir, are you about a size ten?

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Why? They got a Woolworth's behind one of these barracks?

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You never know.

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Uhh!

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Just piss on him, sir.

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Huh?

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It's the only thing that gets him moving.

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Happy New Year.

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GERMANS BARK ORDERS

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New year.

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It's 1945!

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Happy New Year!

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Ten and a half is the best I could do.

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The holiday season.

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PATRIOTIC GERMAN SONG PLAYS OVER LOUDSPEAKERS

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Look at the smile on this guy.

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Socks, too.

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Could have used those in Hurtgen.

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What's the matter, you don't like trench foot?

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Sure, it's just that once my toenails turned black

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I didn't have a single purse that matched.

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MUSIC ABRUPTLY STOPS

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Square 'em up, Major.

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Yes, sir.

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Look at this.

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They've got those poor bastards

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going around the clock now.

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See that factory up past the north tower?

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The Germans are making bombs right under our noses.

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It's supposed to be a shoe factory.

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Instead, they've got the Russians running

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in and out making mortar shells.

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What the hell is that?

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One of their flyers.

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Wait a minute, they've got niggers flying airplanes now?

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332nd Fight Squadron. I read about them in Yank magazine.

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I'll be damned.

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Well, we got us some nigger officers.

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Fucking Jerry's right. We must be losing this war.

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RAGTIME PIANO MUSIC

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Five, six, seven, eight. Lift! Lift!

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Lieutenant. Sir.

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Looks like it'll be a good show.

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Yeah, it does.

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It's high stakes around here, sir.

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What do you mean?

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Half the smokes in camp are riding on where you're putting the new men.

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Where do you think we should put them?

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I think I'd give them their own billet tent, sir.

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We can't do that.

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I was thinking about putting them in 27 with you.

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Sir, wouldn't they be better off in the officers' barracks?

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I don't carry enough weight to move two officers out of 22.

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I can't make them the only two officers

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in the enlisted men's barracks.

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You're in 27.

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Figure you can keep an eye on them for me.

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Sir, I'm still new to that barracks.

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Don't carry a lot of weight with the men yet.

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You've got bars on your shoulder, Lieutenant.

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That ought to be weight enough.

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Be done. Come on.

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Tastes like chicken, right?

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No, you've got maggots.

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It's protein. Eat.

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You called?

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Yeah. What do you got?

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Three pair.

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Gonna have to make some room in here, fellas.

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Come on in, men.

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We got two more guests.

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Second Lieutenants Lamar Archer and Lincoln Scott.

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You've got to be kidding, sir.

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They're gonna live here?

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Two officers just entered the barracks. Where's your salute?

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What's the big idea, sir?

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We're all full up in here.

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Not anymore. Croutch, Krasner.

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BOTH: Yes, sir.

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You've been reassigned. Barracks 28.

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The Colonel wants you situated before lockdown.

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GERMAN VOICE

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What were you flying?

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DOOR CLOSES

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P-51 bomber escorts.

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Must be a shitload of dead bomber crews scattered across Europe.

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You see these bars, Sergeant?

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Bars don't make you fit to share the same roof with white folks, boy.

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Bedford!

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That's Lieutenant Boy. You got that?

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Call yourself whatever you want.

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You're still just a nigger to me.

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I didn't quite catch that, Sergeant. What was that?

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All right! That's enough!

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Just let it go.

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MEN SHOUTING

0:33:410:33:43

CHATTERING

0:33:430:33:45

Set, go!

0:33:480:33:50

Over-over here!

0:33:500:33:53

Nice. Very nice!

0:33:530:33:55

Uh-oh! Deadline.

0:34:050:34:06

Lieutenant! Mind grabbing that, boy?

0:34:080:34:10

What are you doing?

0:34:230:34:24

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:34:240:34:26

Nice one, sir!

0:34:330:34:34

Cookie, hey!

0:34:340:34:35

More bread. More bread.

0:34:350:34:37

Das ist verboten!

0:34:370:34:39

Das ist verboten, Bedford!

0:34:390:34:42

Bon appetit!

0:34:430:34:45

GUNSHOT

0:35:060:35:07

Uhh!

0:35:070:35:08

Shit!

0:35:080:35:09

MCNAMARA: Nobody moves!

0:35:160:35:18

How bad, sergeant?

0:35:210:35:23

Yeah, it's just a nick. I'll be fine.

0:35:230:35:24

You all right? Yeah.

0:35:240:35:27

MAN SHOUTS IN GERMAN

0:35:270:35:28

Fuck 'em!

0:35:520:35:55

CHEERING

0:35:560:35:59

Go get that hand looked at.

0:36:090:36:10

Yes, sir.

0:36:100:36:11

Hey, Bed.

0:36:150:36:16

Cigarettes?

0:36:160:36:18

MEN SINGING ON RADIO

0:36:200:36:24

You're a regular bank, Vic.

0:36:360:36:37

Mm-hmm.

0:36:380:36:40

How's the hand?

0:36:400:36:42

Is that really what you came over here to ask me?

0:36:420:36:44

No. Major Clary told me that you went to see him

0:36:440:36:46

to lodge a complaint Yeah.

0:36:460:36:47

About Lieutenants Archer and Scott.

0:36:470:36:50

I'm sure he'll take it up

0:36:500:36:52

with Eisenhower the first chance he gets.

0:36:520:36:54

They don't belong here.

0:36:540:36:56

Nobody belongs here.

0:36:570:36:59

But this is where the colonel put them.

0:36:590:37:01

Yeah. I bet you wish the colonel would have given you

0:37:010:37:03

that open bunk in the officers' barracks

0:37:030:37:05

right about now, Lieutenant.

0:37:050:37:08

I mean, this is hardly the Waldorf.

0:37:090:37:12

Ain't that right?

0:37:120:37:13

We're not going to have a problem

0:37:130:37:15

about this, sergeant, understood?

0:37:150:37:17

What did you do before the war for a living?

0:37:170:37:21

I was in law school. Second year.

0:37:250:37:28

Harvard?

0:37:280:37:29

Yale.

0:37:290:37:29

Meet many coloureds up there?

0:37:290:37:31

A few.

0:37:310:37:32

Yeah, well, I dealt with their kind.

0:37:320:37:34

Two years I was on the police force

0:37:340:37:36

in east St Louis, and I know what they are.

0:37:360:37:38

So let's not pretend like we're fucking neighbours.

0:37:380:37:42

You finished, sergeant?

0:37:420:37:43

No, I'm not finished.

0:37:430:37:45

Never did settle on a price, did we,

0:37:460:37:48

for them boots and socks?

0:37:480:37:50

I mean, might be as cold as the North Pole around here

0:37:500:37:52

but that don't make me Santa Claus.

0:37:520:37:54

What do you want?

0:37:570:37:59

I'll take your watch.

0:37:590:38:01

This was a gift from my father.

0:38:020:38:04

I bet your daddy can afford you another one.

0:38:040:38:07

Is this going to buy me a little civility, sergeant?

0:38:170:38:20

Tons.

0:38:240:38:26

FILM NARRATOR SPEAKING GERMAN

0:38:410:38:44

Not much of a picture, is it?

0:39:000:39:02

Well, we do feel a little misled, sir.

0:39:040:39:06

The guard told us they'd be showing

0:39:060:39:08

the life and time of Jesse Owens.

0:39:080:39:10

You know, you men can sit up front with everyone else.

0:39:130:39:16

Yeah. We're fine, sir.

0:39:170:39:21

Nobody's going to bother you.

0:39:210:39:23

I said we're fine, sir.

0:39:250:39:26

MEN SHOUTING COMMANDS IN GERMAN

0:39:320:39:34

GUARD: Take your places!

0:39:430:39:45

FARTING

0:39:590:40:00

LAUGHING

0:40:000:40:01

That was nice, CW, that was 18 inches.

0:40:010:40:03

Ah, come on, Joe. It was two feet, at least.

0:40:030:40:05

Hey, either way, my record still stands.

0:40:050:40:07

MAN: Cut it out, you guys.

0:40:070:40:08

Up, up, up.

0:40:080:40:10

Everybody. Out of the way.

0:40:100:40:12

Out! Out of the bunks.

0:40:120:40:15

Attention.

0:40:190:40:20

Attention near the bunks.

0:40:200:40:22

Now, now, now, now!

0:40:220:40:24

Who is the ranking man in here?

0:40:260:40:28

HART: Lieutenant Thomas Hart.

0:40:290:40:31

One of your men

0:40:320:40:33

was out on the compound tonight, Lieutenant.

0:40:330:40:35

He was spotted on the east field

0:40:360:40:39

removing a spike from one of the billet tents.

0:40:390:40:41

Your men are aware of this camp's policy

0:40:420:40:44

concerning the possession and concealment of weapons,

0:40:440:40:46

are they not?

0:40:460:40:47

Major, no-one has left this barracks.

0:40:480:40:50

Whoa, wait a minute. What the hell...

0:41:070:41:08

FUSSEL: Quiet!

0:41:080:41:09

But this is a plant. Somebody put that...

0:41:090:41:11

Quiet!

0:41:110:41:13

Abfuhren!

0:41:190:41:21

Mitkommen. Mitkommen!

0:41:210:41:23

You bastard, I heard you go out.

0:41:230:41:24

I should have seen this coming.

0:41:240:41:25

Major, where are you taking this man?

0:41:250:41:27

Examples must be made, Lieutenant.

0:41:270:41:29

We take the safety of our men very seriously.

0:41:290:41:32

SPEAKS GERMAN

0:41:320:41:33

Major, where are you all taking him? Major!

0:41:350:41:38

What did he do?

0:41:380:41:39

DOGS BARKING, MEN SHOUTING IN GERMAN

0:41:420:41:45

Ah!

0:41:530:41:54

LINCOLN: Lamar!

0:41:580:41:59

Hey, Lamar!

0:42:000:42:02

Lamar!

0:42:060:42:07

MAN: Feuer!

0:42:120:42:13

SHOTS RING OUT

0:42:130:42:14

I'll kill you.

0:42:330:42:34

I'll fucking kill you, Bedford.

0:42:350:42:37

You put that spike...

0:42:370:42:39

Watch your mouth, nigger.

0:42:390:42:40

You put that spike there. Get off of me.

0:42:400:42:42

Lincoln, look at me. Lincoln!

0:42:420:42:44

Get off of me!

0:42:440:42:45

Can I let you go?

0:42:470:42:49

It's a minor offence, Colonel.

0:42:530:42:55

This man deserved 15 days in the cooler, not execution.

0:42:550:42:59

He attempted escape.

0:42:590:43:00

Bullshit.

0:43:000:43:01

You dragged him out of his barracks barely clothed.

0:43:010:43:04

Your men lined him up and shot him.

0:43:040:43:05

This man wasn't trying to escape

0:43:050:43:07

any more than those Russians you hung the other day.

0:43:070:43:09

Is he a dog?

0:43:090:43:11

A lesser race?

0:43:110:43:12

That's a word you Americans use,

0:43:140:43:16

as I remember.

0:43:160:43:18

But of course, your country

0:43:180:43:19

doesn't make such distinctions.

0:43:190:43:22

And neither do you, I'm sure.

0:43:220:43:25

He was an officer,

0:43:250:43:27

a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps.

0:43:270:43:28

Yeah. That's why you were so eager

0:43:280:43:31

to welcome him and the other one

0:43:310:43:33

into your barracks.

0:43:330:43:35

Look it up, Colonel.

0:43:350:43:36

We have every right to question a man

0:43:360:43:38

for concealment of a dangerous weapon.

0:43:380:43:40

This man had rights, too.

0:43:400:43:42

The Geneva Convention

0:43:430:43:44

specifically forbids summary executions.

0:43:440:43:45

Take a look around you, Colonel.

0:43:450:43:47

THIS is not Geneva.

0:43:480:43:51

Where are you going?

0:43:570:43:58

To check on my men.

0:43:580:44:00

You're welcome to do so, of course.

0:44:000:44:03

In the meantime, I'll be looking in on YOUR barracks

0:44:030:44:06

to listen to what's on the BBC this evening.

0:44:060:44:09

SPEAKING GERMAN

0:44:190:44:21

Now, go see your men, Colonel.

0:45:010:45:05

Good night.

0:45:070:45:08

GERMAN ON LOUDSPEAKERS

0:45:370:45:40

# Not to love the Fuhrer is a great disgrace

0:45:400:45:43

# So we heil, heil right in the Fuhrer's face

0:45:430:45:47

# Is we not the supermen?

0:45:510:45:53

# Aryan pure supermen?

0:45:530:45:55

# Ja, we is der supermen

0:45:550:45:57

# Super-duper supermen

0:45:570:45:59

# Is this Nazi land... #

0:45:590:46:00

Get up.

0:46:000:46:01

How's Scott holding up?

0:46:090:46:11

It's hard to tell.

0:46:110:46:13

He isn't saying much.

0:46:130:46:14

He was asking about the body.

0:46:160:46:18

And there's some personal effects - dog tags.

0:46:180:46:21

AIRPLANE APPROACHING

0:46:210:46:23

SHOTS RING OUT

0:46:300:46:31

MEN CHEERING

0:46:330:46:35

MAN: Fly over again! Come on!

0:46:420:46:44

Come on, boys!

0:46:460:46:47

MEN SHOUTING

0:46:520:46:55

SHOTS FIRED

0:47:030:47:04

Take that, you bastard!

0:47:050:47:08

SCOTT: Careful, Bedford.

0:47:080:47:09

That's a nigger you're rooting for.

0:47:090:47:11

Tail's painted red

0:47:110:47:13

Means he's 99th, right out of Tuskegee, boy.

0:47:130:47:16

MEN SHOUTING LOUDLY

0:47:210:47:23

MAN: Come on, let's get him out!

0:47:390:47:41

Get them out of there!

0:47:410:47:43

MCNAMARA: Get him to the doc, now!

0:47:470:47:49

Come on! One man down here!

0:47:490:47:52

Put this out. Come on!

0:47:530:47:55

MAN: More buckets, more buckets. Quickly, come on.

0:47:590:48:01

Come on!

0:48:010:48:03

Let's go!

0:48:070:48:08

MEN SPEAKING GERMAN

0:48:250:48:28

Move around this corner.

0:49:280:49:29

MAN: Yes, sir.

0:49:290:49:30

Do you know where I wish I'd never been?

0:49:300:49:33

Where is that?

0:49:330:49:34

The goddamn Waldorf.

0:49:340:49:35

It's not personal.

0:49:370:49:38

He just can't stand being lied to.

0:49:390:49:42

I never lied to him.

0:49:420:49:44

Don't. You hung yourself the minute he debriefed you.

0:49:440:49:46

That guy Lutz they threw you in with,

0:49:470:49:50

he was a Level One interrogator.

0:49:500:49:52

McNamara had him, too.

0:49:520:49:55

When a guy won't talk,

0:49:550:49:56

they just keep kicking him up the ladder.

0:49:560:49:59

Level 2, Level 3.

0:49:590:50:00

It takes weeks.

0:50:000:50:02

He was in there for a month.

0:50:040:50:05

The only guy you saw was Lutz,

0:50:050:50:08

and he spit you out of there in three days.

0:50:080:50:10

All I gave them was name, rank, and serial number.

0:50:140:50:16

See, the thing about the colonel is

0:50:160:50:17

he's not like you and me.

0:50:170:50:18

He's West Point, fourth generation.

0:50:180:50:19

He was raised on all this.

0:50:190:50:21

So crap like this,

0:50:220:50:24

catching a junior officer in an obvious lie,

0:50:240:50:27

all it does is remind him of how far away he is

0:50:270:50:29

from the real war -

0:50:290:50:32

the one he's supposed to be fighting.

0:50:320:50:35

You see?

0:50:350:50:36

CREAKING

0:50:480:50:50

Damn it, Lincoln.

0:51:170:51:19

MAN: What are you doing?

0:51:260:51:27

You should have sold some tickets for this one.

0:51:300:51:32

WHISTLE

0:51:340:51:35

MEN SHOUTING IN GERMAN

0:51:350:51:37

DOGS BARKING

0:51:370:51:38

WHISTLE

0:51:460:51:48

MAN SHOUTING IN GERMAN

0:51:480:51:51

Raus! Raus! Move it, move it!

0:51:510:51:54

MEN SPEAKING GERMAN

0:52:010:52:04

VISSER: Two of your men dead in two days, Colonel.

0:52:120:52:14

It seems you've lost control of your company.

0:52:140:52:18

Will Lieutenant Scott be granted the right

0:52:190:52:20

to stand trial and face this charge?

0:52:200:52:22

Major Fussel saw him standing over the body.

0:52:220:52:24

I would say he's HAD his trial.

0:52:240:52:27

Any prisoner accused of a crime

0:52:270:52:28

against another prisoner has a right to a trial.

0:52:280:52:30

And if the boy were being held in Alabama,

0:52:300:52:32

there wouldn't be any trial at all.

0:52:320:52:34

Is this not so?

0:52:340:52:36

Yeah, maybe you're right, Colonel.

0:52:360:52:38

Maybe we should just forget the trial.

0:52:380:52:40

Let's just drag him out of the barracks

0:52:400:52:42

and shoot two holes in his chest

0:52:420:52:43

like you did with Lieutenant Archer.

0:52:430:52:46

Uh-huh.

0:52:460:52:48

A trial.

0:52:490:52:51

A court-martial.

0:52:510:52:53

Like in your American movies?

0:52:530:52:56

Yes?

0:52:560:52:58

Yeah, something like that.

0:52:580:53:01

That should be fun.

0:53:010:53:03

Yeah.

0:53:030:53:05

All right, Colonel.

0:53:060:53:09

You may conduct it in your theatre here.

0:53:090:53:12

Colonel, my men are in this theatre every day.

0:53:260:53:28

With your permission,

0:53:280:53:30

we'd like to erect a billet tent

0:53:300:53:31

to house the proceedings.

0:53:310:53:33

No.

0:53:330:53:34

Your theatre will do quite nicely.

0:53:340:53:35

You have until the end of the week

0:53:350:53:37

to conduct your trial.

0:53:370:53:38

It's a capital charge, Colonel.

0:53:380:53:40

The trial will take more than a few days.

0:53:400:53:41

1,000 more American prisoners from the Ardennes

0:53:410:53:43

will be arriving over the weekend,

0:53:430:53:45

and I am putting them in your theatre.

0:53:450:53:48

Colonel, I just explained to you...

0:53:480:53:49

Colonel, Saturday, your theatre is mine.

0:53:490:53:52

Wait. Colonel!

0:54:060:54:07

This is a murder site.

0:54:080:54:09

I beg your pardon, Lieutenant.

0:54:180:54:20

I said this is a murder site.

0:54:200:54:22

The body and everything around it

0:54:220:54:24

are now evidence.

0:54:240:54:25

This area cannot be disturbed

0:54:250:54:27

until everything is photographed.

0:54:270:54:29

Of course.

0:54:320:54:33

I'm appointing you counsel for Lieutenant Scott.

0:54:450:54:48

Sir, I'm not a lawyer.

0:54:510:54:53

You sounded like one a minute ago.

0:54:530:54:55

I could be a material witness.

0:54:560:54:59

I mean, I heard the lieutenant going out.

0:54:590:55:00

The lieutenant needs our help.

0:55:000:55:01

I've appointed you counsel.

0:55:010:55:04

Understood?

0:55:040:55:05

Yes, sir.

0:55:060:55:07

Dismissed, Lieutenant.

0:55:070:55:09

Sir.

0:55:110:55:12

SCOTT: And this guy that's prosecuting me,

0:55:530:55:55

this Captain Sisk,

0:55:550:55:58

is he a real lawyer?

0:55:580:55:59

Yes.

0:56:000:56:01

That sounds about right.

0:56:010:56:03

I think we have to paint this thing as a fight, Scott.

0:56:050:56:08

That's all.

0:56:080:56:09

It's a fight that got a little out of hand.

0:56:090:56:12

You're supposed to ask me if I did it, first.

0:56:120:56:15

Look, I came here to kill Nazis.

0:56:160:56:20

If it was some crackers that I wanted to kill

0:56:200:56:22

I could have stayed in Macon.

0:56:220:56:23

Major Fussel ID'd you standing over the body.

0:56:230:56:26

Fussel is a Nazi!

0:56:260:56:27

No. Fussel is a witness.

0:56:270:56:30

And he's enough to hang you.

0:56:310:56:33

Look, all I'm saying is if it was a fight

0:56:340:56:36

that got a little out of hand,

0:56:360:56:37

then it's not murder. It's manslaughter.

0:56:370:56:40

Do you understand that?

0:56:400:56:41

Man, oh, man.

0:56:490:56:50

Can I fire you?

0:56:520:56:54

Now, look, Scott, I'm just trying...

0:56:540:56:56

If it's a coloured guy on trial,

0:56:560:56:58

and it's a white man who's been murdered,

0:56:580:57:01

there's no such thing as manslaughter.

0:57:010:57:04

Don't you know that?

0:57:040:57:06

Or is that something that they teach you

0:57:060:57:07

in the third year of law school?

0:57:070:57:09

What do you expect from me, anyway?

0:57:110:57:13

A "Hey, yes, sir, boss."

0:57:130:57:15

Or "Why, thank you, boss. You're mighty kind."

0:57:150:57:18

Is that the way a railroaded coloured man acts

0:57:180:57:20

where you're from?

0:57:200:57:22

Nobody's railroading you, Scott.

0:57:220:57:23

Then how come the only real lawyer

0:57:230:57:24

is the guy that's prosecuting me,

0:57:240:57:26

and I'm stuck with you defending me?

0:57:260:57:28

That's how the Colonel wanted it.

0:57:310:57:34

Yeah, but I ain't being railroaded.

0:57:340:57:36

MEN SHOUTING IN GERMAN

0:57:420:57:44

I'll meet you back at the barracks.

0:57:490:57:51

Yes, sir.

0:57:510:57:52

Well, Lieutenant?

0:58:020:58:04

I'm gonna need a few things, sir.

0:58:040:58:06

Who has Bedford's personal effects?

0:58:060:58:08

We do.

0:58:080:58:09

I'll need to see them,

0:58:090:58:11

and the photographs that were taken of the scene,

0:58:110:58:14

and of course, his body.

0:58:140:58:16

What did Scott tell you?

0:58:180:58:20

Sir?

0:58:200:58:21

You were with him all day. What did he tell you?

0:58:210:58:25

I'm sorry, sir. I can't reveal that.

0:58:250:58:27

Sure you can.

0:58:270:58:29

Attorney-client privilege, sir.

0:58:290:58:31

Only an attorney has attorney-client privilege.

0:58:330:58:35

I need to be briefed on everything

0:58:350:58:37

that Scott intends to testify to.

0:58:370:58:38

Sir, you're going to be president

0:58:380:58:40

of the court-martial.

0:58:400:58:41

How can I possibly discuss our case with you?

0:58:410:58:43

Are you suggesting

0:58:430:58:44

that I would betray Lieutenant Scott?

0:58:440:58:46

That I would share details of his case

0:58:460:58:49

with the prosecution?

0:58:490:58:50

No, sir.

0:58:520:58:53

Scott followed Bedford out through the night latrine.

0:58:530:58:56

If he testifies to that fact,

0:58:560:58:58

every German in this camp will know how we get in

0:58:580:59:00

and out of the barracks after dark,

0:59:000:59:01

and every man in this camp would be compromised

0:59:010:59:03

because of that.

0:59:030:59:04

Are you following this, Lieutenant?

0:59:040:59:06

Yes, sir. Good.

0:59:060:59:07

Now, Scott will testify that he went out

0:59:090:59:11

through a hole beneath the stove

0:59:110:59:13

in the barracks.

0:59:130:59:15

And you will make certain that he is clear on that.

0:59:150:59:18

Do we understand each other, Lieutenant?

0:59:180:59:19

We do, sir.

0:59:190:59:21

Dismissed.

0:59:220:59:23

Permission to speak, sir.

0:59:240:59:26

Speak freely.

0:59:260:59:27

Scott thinks this is all just for show.

0:59:270:59:30

He thinks you passed sentence

0:59:300:59:32

as soon as the body hit the ground.

0:59:320:59:34

Is he right?

0:59:370:59:39

Bedford's footlocker is in my barracks.

0:59:390:59:42

I'll make sure you get it.

0:59:420:59:44

VISSER: Not much to look at, is he?

1:00:191:00:21

Did you know him?

1:00:291:00:31

No.

1:00:311:00:33

Not personally.

1:00:331:00:34

But my guards certainly seemed to.

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These are for you.

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Thank you.

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How well?

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Hmm?

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Your guards, you said they knew him. How well?

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Well, you'd have to ask them about that.

1:00:551:00:58

This is yours, too, I believe.

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We found it on his wrist.

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But with the inscription

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and those new boots on your feet,

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I made the assumption.

1:01:151:01:16

It's a little hard to imagine, Colonel,

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your guards sitting for an interview.

1:01:211:01:24

I can arrange it.

1:01:241:01:26

I can arrange anything you like.

1:01:261:01:29

It seems only fair -

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what with your colonel throwing you to the wolves.

1:01:321:01:34

I'm not sure I follow you.

1:01:361:01:38

Really?

1:01:381:01:39

Yale isn't in the habit of accepting half-wits.

1:01:411:01:45

At least it wasn't

1:01:451:01:46

when I was studying there.

1:01:461:01:48

The oldest member of the class of '28.

1:01:501:01:54

My fellow students voted me hardest worker.

1:01:541:01:58

But we can swap stories

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some other time, can't we?

1:02:021:02:04

Right now we've got a trial to prepare for.

1:02:041:02:07

It's a sincere offer, Lieutenant.

1:02:101:02:13

Anything I can do to help...

1:02:151:02:18

Truly.

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SISK: And exactly where were you, Major Fussel,

1:02:221:02:25

on the night in question?

1:02:251:02:26

FUSSEL: I was walking the area

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behind this theatre and the Australian compound.

1:02:281:02:31

SISK: At about what time?

1:02:311:02:33

Maybe about 1:00 in the morning.

1:02:331:02:35

And can you tell the court what you saw?

1:02:351:02:38

The schwarz Lieutenant Scott

1:02:381:02:40

was kneeling over the body.

1:02:401:02:42

It looked to me like he was checking

1:02:421:02:44

that the man was dead.

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I blew my whistle, and he started to run.

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And what did you do next?

1:02:471:02:49

I would have shot, but it was dark.

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And so was he.

1:02:521:02:53

MEN CHUCKLING

1:02:531:02:55

HART: Major Fussel,

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how well did you know Sergeant Bedford?

1:02:561:02:57

A little, I think.

1:02:571:02:59

HART: You traded with him regularly.

1:02:591:03:00

Traded?

1:03:001:03:01

Bartered.

1:03:011:03:03

Cigarettes for a pair of boots.

1:03:031:03:04

Chocolate for some spare parts.

1:03:041:03:07

No. I never did this.

1:03:071:03:09

A Kriegie trading with a German soldier?

1:03:091:03:11

I never saw it.

1:03:111:03:13

PRIVATE: Am I allowed to repeat

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what he actually said, Captain?

1:03:141:03:15

You may, Private.

1:03:151:03:17

Lieutenant Scott said, "I'll kill you.

1:03:171:03:19

"I'll fucking kill you, Bedford."

1:03:191:03:21

Corporal, have you ever heard any other man

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threaten a fellow soldier during your time in the army?

1:03:231:03:26

"Better shape up or I'll kill you."

1:03:261:03:27

"I'll kill you if you touch my cigarettes again."

1:03:271:03:29

That sort of thing?

1:03:291:03:30

CORPORAL: Yes, sir.

1:03:301:03:31

I'll bet you've even made such a threat yourself

1:03:311:03:32

once or twice.

1:03:321:03:33

I suppose so.

1:03:331:03:34

Corporal, did you ever

1:03:341:03:35

actually kill any of the men

1:03:351:03:36

you threatened in this manner?

1:03:361:03:38

No, sir.

1:03:381:03:40

But I'm not coloured.

1:03:411:03:42

I can control myself.

1:03:421:03:44

So, you, too, had heard the threats

1:03:441:03:46

made by the accused against Sergeant Bedford?

1:03:461:03:48

HART: Your honour, this being

1:03:481:03:49

the fourth prosecution witness

1:03:491:03:50

called to testify in this matter,

1:03:501:03:52

if the defence will stipulate

1:03:521:03:54

that the accused did indeed threaten the life

1:03:541:03:55

of Sergeant Bedford,

1:03:551:03:56

could we dispense with any further testimony

1:03:561:03:58

to his having done so?

1:03:581:03:59

Your honour, Sergeant Webb is being called

1:03:591:04:00

as an eyewitness to the crime itself.

1:04:001:04:02

He's what?

1:04:021:04:03

Is that right, Sergeant?

1:04:031:04:05

Yes, sir.

1:04:051:04:06

Sir, that's a lie.

1:04:061:04:07

SISK: Your honour, the sergeant will testify

1:04:071:04:09

that on the night of the murder

1:04:091:04:10

he watched through a window in barracks 27

1:04:101:04:13

as Lieutenant Scott accosted Sergeant Bedford

1:04:131:04:15

outside the theatre and broke his neck.

1:04:151:04:17

Your honour, he did no such thing.

1:04:171:04:18

I was standing right beside Sergeant Webb

1:04:181:04:20

at the exact time of the murder.

1:04:201:04:21

He saw nothing of the sort.

1:04:211:04:22

The hell I didn't.

1:04:221:04:24

You don't know what I saw.

1:04:241:04:25

Sir, I request that this court

1:04:251:04:26

instruct this witness as to the consequences

1:04:261:04:29

of perjuring himself in a court...

1:04:291:04:30

MCNAMARA: He put his hand on the bible

1:04:301:04:31

and swore to tell the truth, Lieutenant.

1:04:311:04:33

That's good enough for me.

1:04:331:04:34

We've had no prior notice...

1:04:341:04:35

Sit down, Lieutenant.

1:04:351:04:36

HART: Your honour, his bias alone...

1:04:361:04:37

Lieutenant!

1:04:371:04:38

Sit down, please.

1:04:401:04:42

I'll catch up.

1:04:531:04:55

FIRST MAN: I gotta go make some trades in barracks 18.

1:04:561:04:58

SECOND MAN: See if you can get me some smokes.

1:04:581:05:00

Webb...

1:05:001:05:02

You're a lying sack of shit, you know that?

1:05:021:05:03

Yeah, and maybe you ought to mind

1:05:031:05:05

your own business.

1:05:051:05:05

This doesn't concern you, West.

1:05:051:05:06

Hey, Lieutenant.

1:05:061:05:07

Or you. Any of you.

1:05:071:05:08

What do you know, Joe?

1:05:081:05:09

George S Patton just showed up.

1:05:091:05:10

Return to your barracks, Corporal.

1:05:101:05:12

Take your two friends with you.

1:05:121:05:14

So, what is it, Webb?

1:05:181:05:19

Up there today.

1:05:191:05:21

You think you owe it to Vic?

1:05:211:05:23

Why are you so bent

1:05:241:05:26

about that flying bellhop anyway?

1:05:261:05:27

He's a soldier.

1:05:271:05:28

Vic Bedford was a soldier.

1:05:281:05:30

He fought. He had courage.

1:05:301:05:33

You wouldn't know too much about that,

1:05:331:05:35

would you, Lieutenant?

1:05:351:05:36

You lied in there today.

1:05:361:05:39

You didn't see what happened any more than I did.

1:05:391:05:40

I didn't have to. I know.

1:05:401:05:44

Not good enough.

1:05:441:05:46

It's good enough for McNamara.

1:05:461:05:48

Sorry about what happened in there today, Lincoln.

1:06:101:06:13

I didn't see it coming.

1:06:131:06:15

You're saying that's the first time

1:06:171:06:18

you seen a man lie through his teeth

1:06:181:06:21

holding his hand on the bible?

1:06:211:06:24

I was writing a letter to my father.

1:06:241:06:26

Figured I should tell him first.

1:06:261:06:29

He was part of the 369th Infantry

1:06:321:06:35

in the last war, the old 15th.

1:06:351:06:39

They was the first negro troops

1:06:391:06:41

to go into action in France.

1:06:411:06:43

Did your father serve?

1:06:451:06:47

Mm. My father was in headquarters.

1:06:471:06:50

He had an 8 on his shoulder, too.

1:06:501:06:53

His father made sure of it.

1:06:531:06:55

That's how we do things in our family.

1:06:551:06:58

That's a shame.

1:07:001:07:03

Got your testimony to prepare.

1:07:031:07:05

Yeah.

1:07:081:07:09

SPEAKING GERMAN

1:07:221:07:24

Lieutenant, how are you?

1:07:381:07:42

Not too well, I imagine.

1:07:421:07:44

Come on up.

1:07:441:07:47

That was quite a beating

1:07:491:07:51

you took today.

1:07:511:07:53

It's warm inside.

1:07:541:07:56

You've read Mark Twain?

1:08:051:08:07

It's wonderful.

1:08:071:08:09

Colonel, I have witnesses to prepare for.

1:08:091:08:11

Yes. I know.

1:08:111:08:13

That's why I wanted to see you.

1:08:131:08:15

We keep a library

1:08:301:08:31

of all American military manuals.

1:08:311:08:33

I thought this one

1:08:331:08:34

might be of particular use to you.

1:08:341:08:37

I can't accept this, Colonel.

1:08:411:08:43

We have a policy about fraternizing...

1:08:431:08:44

Lieutenant, without this, your client

1:08:441:08:46

will face the firing squad.

1:08:461:08:48

Would that be better?

1:08:481:08:50

Your son?

1:08:581:08:59

Yes.

1:09:011:09:02

Where's he fighting?

1:09:021:09:04

He is not anymore.

1:09:091:09:11

The Russian front.

1:09:121:09:14

Novograd.

1:09:141:09:16

Horrible place.

1:09:161:09:19

I'm sorry.

1:09:221:09:24

I killed my share

1:09:261:09:27

of English and French, I suppose...

1:09:271:09:31

in the first war.

1:09:311:09:33

They had fathers, too.

1:09:331:09:37

It's verboten, you know...

1:09:461:09:48

Negro jazz.

1:09:501:09:52

These might be the only copies

1:09:531:09:55

of their kind in the entire Reich.

1:09:551:09:57

But I'm quite fond of them.

1:09:591:10:02

Nice to read by, anyway.

1:10:061:10:08

Takes a man right back.

1:10:101:10:12

Take a seat.

1:10:151:10:17

Thank you for your time, Colonel.

1:10:201:10:22

Lieutenant...

1:10:241:10:25

Enjoy the manual.

1:10:281:10:30

Come to order, gentlemen.

1:10:511:10:52

Captain Sisk, is the prosecution

1:10:521:10:54

prepared to call its next witness?

1:10:541:10:55

We are, your honour.

1:10:551:10:57

Begging the court's pardon, sir.

1:10:571:10:58

Yes, Lieutenant?

1:10:581:11:00

HART: Before we continue, your honour,

1:11:001:11:01

it's been brought to my attention

1:11:011:11:02

that the court may have overlooked

1:11:021:11:03

a few procedural matters yesterday.

1:11:031:11:05

I'm referring to the US Army Manual

1:11:051:11:08

For Courts-Martial

1:11:081:11:09

Chapter 12, sections 57, 58.

1:11:091:11:12

MCNAMARA: Make your point.

1:11:121:11:14

According to these sections, your honour,

1:11:141:11:15

the court was obliged yesterday

1:11:151:11:17

to ask the accused if he wished to challenge

1:11:171:11:18

any members of the court

1:11:181:11:20

for peremptory disqualification

1:11:201:11:21

before any pleas were entered.

1:11:211:11:24

A little late in the game for that,

1:11:241:11:25

isn't it, Lieutenant?

1:11:251:11:26

Nevertheless, it is a right

1:11:261:11:29

specifically granted to the defendant.

1:11:291:11:30

Very well.

1:11:351:11:37

Does the accused wish to challenge

1:11:391:11:40

any member of the court now?

1:11:401:11:41

HART: We do, your honour.

1:11:411:11:44

You, sir.

1:11:441:11:45

Request denied. Proceed, Captain Sisk.

1:11:471:11:50

HART: Sir, according to Chapter 12, Section 58d,

1:11:501:11:53

defence is allowed one peremptory challenge

1:11:531:11:54

of the board, and this challenge is not subject

1:11:541:11:56

to any ruling by the court itself.

1:11:561:11:58

MCNAMARA: Request denied, Lieutenant.

1:11:581:11:59

HART: Then the court must address section 58e

1:11:591:12:01

which states the defence may disqualify

1:12:011:12:03

a member of the board for cause

1:12:031:12:05

if that member has displayed a bias

1:12:051:12:07

toward the accused or his case.

1:12:071:12:08

This court has shown no bias

1:12:081:12:09

in this case, Lieutenant.

1:12:091:12:10

HART: The court has demonstrated

1:12:101:12:12

in ex parte conversations before the commencement

1:12:121:12:13

of this hearing a distinct prejudice

1:12:131:12:16

against the accused, his case,

1:12:161:12:18

and his counsel, sir.

1:12:181:12:20

MCNAMARA: Very well.

1:12:351:12:37

We'll take a short recess to consider the matter.

1:12:371:12:39

Lieutenant Hart. Sir?

1:12:391:12:41

Can I see you outside for a moment, please?

1:12:411:12:43

Sir?

1:12:561:12:58

Listen to me, you pampered little shit,

1:12:581:13:00

I will not be laughed at. Not by him.

1:13:001:13:04

Sir, I'm just trying to protect my client.

1:13:041:13:06

Your client's about to lose his lawyer, Lieutenant.

1:13:061:13:09

Sir?

1:13:091:13:10

Article 32: Contempt of court.

1:13:101:13:13

Article 70: Intentional delay.

1:13:131:13:16

I know the book, too.

1:13:171:13:19

Forwards and backwards.

1:13:191:13:20

Then you must know, sir, that...

1:13:201:13:22

Shut up and listen to me, Lieutenant.

1:13:221:13:24

You will not accept anything

1:13:251:13:27

from that commandant again.

1:13:271:13:28

Is that clear?

1:13:281:13:30

You will not allow him to participate

1:13:301:13:33

in these proceedings, is that clear?

1:13:331:13:35

You will never set foot in his office again

1:13:351:13:37

without my permission.

1:13:371:13:38

We understand each other?

1:13:381:13:40

RADIO VOICE: '..And propaganda reported by them...

1:13:561:14:00

'and by the Germans over Strasbourg.

1:14:001:14:03

'One minute you can hear Hitler himself

1:14:031:14:05

'announcing that he will be in Strasbourg

1:14:051:14:08

'by January the 30th,

1:14:081:14:09

'the anniversary of the Nazis coming to power in Germany.

1:14:091:14:13

'The next, the Nazis are claiming that two new divisions

1:14:131:14:16

'are advancing on Strasbourg

1:14:161:14:18

'and that the Americans are in full flight over Marseilles.

1:14:181:14:21

'The closer they get, the more violent they become.

1:14:221:14:25

'The Nazi menace and the more honeyed of their promises.

1:14:251:14:29

'But today...'

1:14:291:14:30

Come in. Have a seat.

1:14:301:14:33

RADIO: 'We've checked German...'

1:14:341:14:37

Have a drink.

1:14:411:14:42

Sure.

1:14:421:14:44

Maybe you can help me

1:14:461:14:47

decipher some of this code

1:14:471:14:49

coming through the BBC tonight, yeah?

1:14:491:14:52

I don't think you need my help, Colonel.

1:14:521:14:54

Seems pretty clear what they're saying.

1:14:551:14:57

It would seem so.

1:15:011:15:03

Or perhaps it's all propaganda.

1:15:061:15:10

How about that?

1:15:101:15:12

RADIO STOPS

1:15:211:15:22

HE SIGHS

1:15:221:15:24

Ooh.

1:15:271:15:29

Strange thing about war wounds.

1:15:291:15:31

The older you grow,

1:15:341:15:36

the less proud you become of them.

1:15:361:15:39

BLUES MUSIC PLAYS

1:15:461:15:48

CLICKING

1:15:521:15:54

Got another one of these around here somewhere?

1:16:051:16:07

Of course.

1:16:071:16:09

Good. Why don't you and I take a walk

1:16:091:16:11

out on your compound

1:16:111:16:12

and have ourselves an old-fashioned duel?

1:16:121:16:14

That would be fitting, wouldn't it?

1:16:141:16:19

But surely you can think of a more clever way

1:16:191:16:21

out of this camp than that, yes?

1:16:211:16:24

You think the war will wait for you,

1:16:311:16:34

is that it, Colonel?

1:16:341:16:36

It won't, you know.

1:16:381:16:41

They never do.

1:16:411:16:43

You're drunk.

1:16:491:16:52

Yeah.

1:16:521:16:53

But I'm seeing things very clearly.

1:16:551:16:57

You know, sometimes I think

1:17:021:17:04

your Lieutenant Scott

1:17:041:17:05

might have been better off in Alabama.

1:17:051:17:09

Lynchings are over in minutes.

1:17:091:17:11

The kind of justice he's suffering here

1:17:131:17:16

is far crueller.

1:17:161:17:18

Is that why you gave Lieutenant Hart the manual?

1:17:181:17:20

I was merely trying to help the lad.

1:17:211:17:24

He's got enough to worry about

1:17:241:17:26

without providing you with amusement.

1:17:261:17:28

Yes.

1:17:281:17:30

He's got you to worry about, hasn't he?

1:17:321:17:35

Stay out of our business.

1:17:361:17:38

Forgive me, Colonel, but you're hardly

1:17:401:17:44

in a position to hand out orders.

1:17:441:17:47

Especially to me.

1:17:471:17:49

For now.

1:17:541:17:56

DISTANT EXPLOSIONS

1:18:011:18:04

Unless, of course, you think that's just

1:18:071:18:09

the sound of propaganda falling out there.

1:18:091:18:11

SCOTT: 'Well, the idea was to follow Bedford

1:18:211:18:24

'and catch him on the compound.

1:18:241:18:25

'I wanted to drag him back under the barracks

1:18:251:18:28

'and put his face in the mud.

1:18:281:18:29

'Well, by the time I got to him

1:18:291:18:31

'he was already dead behind the theatre.'

1:18:311:18:33

His neck had been snapped.

1:18:331:18:35

That's when everything blew up.

1:18:351:18:36

Dogs, you know, hands up, and that was that.

1:18:361:18:40

Lieutenant, did you apply anything

1:18:401:18:41

to your face or hands

1:18:411:18:43

before going out that night?

1:18:431:18:44

Shoe polish? Soot?

1:18:441:18:46

SCOTT: No.

1:18:461:18:48

Defence exhibit one, your honour.

1:18:481:18:50

Photos of the deceased taken in the camp morgue.

1:18:501:18:53

The court will note black smudges

1:18:531:18:55

on Bedford's right cheek and jaw.

1:18:551:18:57

SISK: Your honour, what is the relevance of this?

1:18:581:19:02

To demonstrate to the court

1:19:021:19:03

that whoever killed Vic Bedford was white.

1:19:031:19:05

I'd like to ask the court's permission

1:19:061:19:08

to conduct a demonstration, your honour.

1:19:081:19:09

I'd also ask the trial judge advocate

1:19:091:19:11

to rise, if he would.

1:19:111:19:13

MCNAMARA: Proceed.

1:19:131:19:15

Based on Bedford's wounds and the fact

1:19:161:19:18

that nobody reported hearing him cry for help that night,

1:19:181:19:21

we have to assume that he was either

1:19:211:19:22

friendly with his assailant

1:19:221:19:23

or that whoever killed him did so from behind -

1:19:231:19:25

the positioning being something like this.

1:19:251:19:27

Captain, if you wouldn't mind grabbing at me -

1:19:271:19:29

at my face to get me to stop.

1:19:291:19:31

Now, of course, the killer had the benefits

1:19:311:19:33

of leverage and surprise, so the neck was snapped

1:19:331:19:37

and Bedford fell, and the smudge went with him.

1:19:371:19:41

It was also on his fingers. Captain?

1:19:411:19:44

At this time, I would like the court

1:19:471:19:48

to note the following for the record:

1:19:481:19:49

whoever killed Vic Bedford

1:19:491:19:51

had such a substance on his face

1:19:511:19:52

on the night of the murder,

1:19:521:19:54

which raises two questions.

1:19:541:19:56

First, what call would Lincoln Scott have

1:19:561:19:59

for darkening his face?

1:19:591:20:00

To look more black?

1:20:001:20:02

Second, if he had done so, when did he take it off?

1:20:021:20:05

Your honour, you stood face to face with him

1:20:051:20:06

immediately after his capture.

1:20:061:20:08

His face was clean.

1:20:081:20:09

I think it's fair to conclude

1:20:091:20:11

that whoever killed Vic Bedford

1:20:111:20:12

was not only white

1:20:121:20:13

but was waiting behind this theatre

1:20:131:20:15

face blackened to avoid detection by the guards.

1:20:151:20:19

Nothing further, your honour.

1:20:191:20:21

Lieutenant, you say that Sergeant Bedford

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sneaked out through a loose board

1:20:231:20:25

beneath the barracks' stove.

1:20:251:20:28

Is that right?

1:20:291:20:30

Yes, sir.

1:20:351:20:36

And you took that same route on the night in question

1:20:361:20:38

after he'd gone out.

1:20:381:20:40

Yes, I did, sir.

1:20:411:20:43

What did you find down there, Lieutenant?

1:20:431:20:45

SCOTT: Excuse me, sir?

1:20:451:20:47

What was down there on the ground?

1:20:471:20:49

Mud, right?

1:20:511:20:53

You stated that it had been your intention

1:20:531:20:56

to put the victim's face in the mud

1:20:561:20:58

until he begged you to stop,

1:20:581:20:59

so there was mud down there,

1:20:591:21:00

isn't that right, Lieutenant?

1:21:001:21:03

I suppose so.

1:21:031:21:04

And a fair amount of soot from the stove itself.

1:21:041:21:07

So it's possible that Sergeant Bedford,

1:21:071:21:10

having descended through a hole lined with soot

1:21:101:21:12

and then having crawled facedown

1:21:121:21:13

beneath the barracks wet with mud,

1:21:131:21:16

might have emerged with mud and soot on his face.

1:21:161:21:19

Nothing further, your honour.

1:21:231:21:25

Thank you, Captain Sisk.

1:21:261:21:28

Will you step down, Lieutenant?

1:21:281:21:30

Lieutenant Scott?

1:21:351:21:37

You know how hard they tried

1:21:401:21:42

to wash us out of flight school - the coloured flyers?

1:21:421:21:46

Your testimony's been entered, Lieutenant.

1:21:461:21:49

You can step down.

1:21:491:21:50

It was test after test.

1:21:501:21:53

I mean, anything they could come up with

1:21:531:21:55

to turn us into the cooks or the drivers

1:21:551:21:58

or the shit shovellers.

1:21:581:21:59

Your honour, this is highly unnecessary.

1:21:591:22:01

the witness has already...

1:22:011:22:02

SCOTT: But I refused to wash out.

1:22:021:22:04

So did Archer. I mean, come hell or high water.

1:22:041:22:08

We hit the books.

1:22:081:22:09

We were just determined

1:22:091:22:11

that we were not going to spend the war

1:22:111:22:12

being some niggers.

1:22:121:22:14

That's enough, Lieutenant. You will take your seat.

1:22:141:22:16

SCOTT: With all due respect, sir,

1:22:161:22:18

I would like to exercise my right

1:22:181:22:19

and address this court.

1:22:191:22:21

Now, I've been sitting down ever since I got here.

1:22:211:22:24

And you know, I should have stood up and said something

1:22:251:22:27

the moment that you threw us in with the enlisted men

1:22:271:22:29

instead of quartering us properly as officers.

1:22:291:22:33

But it's OK.

1:22:391:22:41

You see, coloured men expect to have to jump

1:22:411:22:44

through a few hoops in this man's army.

1:22:441:22:46

Archer knew that. We all did.

1:22:461:22:49

There's a camp right outside of Macon, where I'm from,

1:22:531:22:58

and there the army sends the German POWs.

1:22:581:23:04

Puts them to work picking cotton.

1:23:041:23:06

But what's strange is every once in a while

1:23:091:23:11

we'd see them walking through town

1:23:111:23:13

going to movies, eating in diners.

1:23:131:23:17

But if I wanted to go to those same movies

1:23:171:23:19

I had to sit way off in the balcony.

1:23:191:23:21

And those diners were closed to me even in uniform.

1:23:211:23:25

But German POWs were allowed to sit there and eat.

1:23:251:23:29

And this must have happened

1:23:291:23:30

to at least half the guys at Tuskegee.

1:23:301:23:32

But the thing is we just kept telling ourselves

1:23:321:23:35

that no matter what, as long as we did our jobs,

1:23:351:23:39

it'd all be worth it,

1:23:391:23:40

because hey, the war would end, we could go home

1:23:401:23:44

and be free to walk down any street in America

1:23:441:23:46

with our heads held high as men.

1:23:461:23:50

So that's what we did.

1:23:521:23:54

We did our jobs.

1:23:541:23:56

We served our country, sir,

1:24:001:24:02

Archer and I.

1:24:021:24:05

And what you let happen to him...

1:24:051:24:08

What you allowed to happen to him...

1:24:081:24:11

was appalling.

1:24:131:24:15

And so is this.

1:24:191:24:21

DOOR OPENS

1:24:381:24:39

At ease, Lieutenant.

1:24:421:24:44

How are they treating you?

1:24:521:24:53

No worse than the men in my barracks, sir.

1:24:551:24:57

I can probably find you another blanket.

1:25:011:25:03

No. I'm fine.

1:25:031:25:04

Night.

1:25:201:25:22

GAVEL BANGING

1:26:441:26:45

New order, gentlemen.

1:26:451:26:47

Before you proceed, your honour, the defence hasn't rested yet.

1:26:471:26:50

Still like to call one last witness.

1:26:501:26:51

Defence calls Oberst Werner Visser.

1:26:541:26:57

This some kind of joke, Lieutenant?

1:27:011:27:02

He's material to our case, sir.

1:27:021:27:05

Unless, of course, the Colonel refuses to testify.

1:27:051:27:07

He does not.

1:27:101:27:11

Colonel, could you tell us

1:27:181:27:19

the nature of your relationship with Vic Bedford?

1:27:191:27:22

I'll be happy to. I didn't have one.

1:27:221:27:24

And what about your guards, Colonel?

1:27:241:27:27

Major Fussel, for instance?

1:27:271:27:28

Were you aware of his dealings with Vic Bedford

1:27:291:27:31

at night after lockdown?

1:27:311:27:33

That would be impossible in this camp, Lieutenant.

1:27:351:27:37

Policy forbids.

1:27:371:27:38

Do you remember the conversation we had

1:27:401:27:41

in the camp morgue four days ago?

1:27:411:27:43

Vaguely.

1:27:441:27:45

I asked you if you knew Vic Bedford

1:27:451:27:48

and you said,

1:27:481:27:49

"No, but my guards certainly seem to."

1:27:491:27:52

Perhaps.

1:27:521:27:53

So, in your words,

1:27:531:27:54

no guard ever traded with Vic Bedford,

1:27:541:27:56

and yet he was able to acquire winter boots,

1:27:561:28:00

thick socks, fresh milk,

1:28:001:28:01

and parts for a hidden radio.

1:28:011:28:03

isn't that a fact?

1:28:031:28:05

Lieutenant, I'm sitting here

1:28:051:28:07

as a gesture of military courtesy.

1:28:071:28:10

If it is your intention to paint me as a liar...

1:28:101:28:13

No, Colonel.

1:28:131:28:15

It is my intention to establish

1:28:151:28:16

that Vic Bedford built up enough of a rapport

1:28:161:28:18

with your Majors Wirtz and Fussel

1:28:181:28:21

to engage in the framing of Lamar Archer,

1:28:211:28:24

conspiring with them in the tent spike incident,

1:28:241:28:25

which resulted in Archer's death.

1:28:251:28:28

Lieutenant Archer was shot while attempting escape.

1:28:281:28:31

No, Colonel.

1:28:311:28:32

Lieutenant archer was executed

1:28:321:28:34

in return for information.

1:28:341:28:36

Archer dies.

1:28:381:28:39

Five minutes later,

1:28:391:28:40

Colonel Visser and Major Wirtz enter barracks 22

1:28:401:28:44

and destroy a hidden radio

1:28:441:28:45

that they had been trying to locate for months.

1:28:451:28:48

Can you tell the court anything

1:28:561:28:57

about these items, sir?

1:28:571:28:59

Identification papers, some currency.

1:28:591:29:02

What of them?

1:29:021:29:03

Perfect German-made ID papers and Reichsmarks.

1:29:031:29:06

Two thousand of them.

1:29:081:29:09

More than enough cash to make it through the country.

1:29:121:29:15

Vic Bedford kept those in a stash beside his bunk.

1:29:151:29:17

Again, can you tell the court the nature

1:29:171:29:18

of your relationship with Vic Bedford?

1:29:181:29:20

I did not have one, Lieutenant.

1:29:201:29:22

Do you have any idea

1:29:221:29:23

how he may have gotten these items, sir?

1:29:231:29:25

If they didn't come from you,

1:29:261:29:27

and if he never had any dealings with your guards,

1:29:271:29:29

the fact is, Colonel,

1:29:291:29:31

Vic Bedford traded with you and your men regularly.

1:29:311:29:33

Objection, your honour!

1:29:331:29:34

As soon as he came up dry on you,

1:29:341:29:35

you ordered his murder.

1:29:351:29:36

Isn't that right, Colonel?

1:29:361:29:38

Lieutenant Hart.

1:29:381:29:39

I thought you tried marvellously

1:29:401:29:43

to establish that the killer had blackened

1:29:431:29:45

his face with soot.

1:29:451:29:47

Now, if any of my guards,

1:29:471:29:50

or even I wanted to kill one of my prisoners -

1:29:501:29:53

Vic Bedford in this case -

1:29:531:29:55

we would hardly need to blacken our faces to do it.

1:29:551:29:59

Would we?

1:30:001:30:01

Move. In the corner, Webb.

1:32:381:32:40

Captain.

1:33:241:33:25

You see?

1:33:371:33:39

German uniforms, explosives.

1:33:401:33:42

Yes, Captain, I see.

1:33:431:33:46

The trial's got nothing to do with Lincoln Scott, does it?

1:33:461:33:48

No.

1:33:491:33:50

It's the way it had to go.

1:33:501:33:52

We're out of time, Hart.

1:33:541:33:55

We lose this theatre tomorrow.

1:33:561:33:57

Uh-huh, and I'm supposed to keep Visser and his men distracted

1:33:571:34:00

while half the camp goes out.

1:34:001:34:02

Is that it, Captain?

1:34:021:34:03

I'm asking the wrong fucking guy.

1:34:081:34:09

I've just seen the tunnel, Colonel.

1:34:261:34:27

In here, Lieutenant.

1:34:331:34:34

Everything in this place is a lie.

1:34:521:34:54

Everything.

1:34:541:34:55

Oh, Jesus Christ.

1:35:021:35:04

First he told the Germans about the radio.

1:35:061:35:08

It was only a matter of time

1:35:101:35:11

before he told them about the tunnel.

1:35:111:35:13

You killed Bedford.

1:35:161:35:18

That's right.

1:35:211:35:23

If you fuck with this operation in any way,

1:35:301:35:32

I'll kill you, too.

1:35:321:35:33

You will sit in that courtroom

1:35:381:35:39

as Captain Sisk drags out these proceedings.

1:35:391:35:42

Make whatever summation you like, but that's it.

1:35:431:35:46

When that board breaks to deliberate,

1:35:481:35:49

35 men go under the wire.

1:35:491:35:51

And Lincoln Scott will be dead.

1:35:511:35:52

That's war, Lieutenant.

1:35:521:35:54

The war's at the front, Colonel.

1:35:541:35:55

We're not even in it anymore.

1:35:551:35:57

Speak for yourself!

1:35:571:35:58

You know those Russians

1:35:581:36:00

they march in and out of here every day?

1:36:001:36:02

You know where they go?

1:36:021:36:03

Munitions plant.

1:36:031:36:04

The army thinks it's a goddamn shoe factory.

1:36:041:36:06

Look.

1:36:111:36:12

I don't want to see Scott dead any more than you do.

1:36:131:36:16

But if one man has to be sacrificed

1:36:161:36:17

to take out that target,

1:36:171:36:19

then that's the way it has to be.

1:36:191:36:21

I agree completely, sir.

1:36:211:36:22

Good.

1:36:221:36:23

But I think that one man should be you.

1:36:251:36:27

And don't worry. I'll play my part.

1:36:281:36:30

But at the end of the trial,

1:36:301:36:31

you're going to tap your little gavel.

1:36:311:36:34

You're going to stand up

1:36:341:36:35

and you're going to confess to the murder.

1:36:351:36:36

Your duty demands that.

1:36:361:36:38

Fuck you, Hart.

1:36:381:36:39

What the fuck would you know about duty?

1:36:391:36:41

I'll see you in court, sir.

1:36:441:36:45

MAN YELLING COMMANDS

1:37:031:37:04

I got a better question.

1:37:061:37:08

What was in that goddamn soup last night?

1:37:081:37:09

I got 20 men with food poisoning.

1:37:091:37:11

Nicht mein problem.

1:37:111:37:13

Colonel? Whoa! Colonel!

1:37:231:37:25

You're in no shape for the trial, sir.

1:37:271:37:28

I'm fine. Really, I'm fine.

1:37:281:37:31

Let me go.

1:37:321:37:34

We'll convene as scheduled after the Appell.

1:37:341:37:36

Square 'em up.

1:37:371:37:38

Prisoners, attention!

1:37:401:37:43

Come to order, gentlemen.

1:37:471:37:48

Captain Sisk.

1:37:481:37:49

Is the prosecution ready to present its summation?

1:37:511:37:54

We are, your honour.

1:37:541:37:56

Very well.

1:37:561:37:57

I'm sorry, gentlemen.

1:38:081:38:09

The court needs a five-minute recess before summations.

1:38:091:38:12

Colonel. Colonel!

1:38:141:38:15

Colonel? Colonel!

1:38:151:38:17

Let's get him back to the barracks.

1:38:171:38:19

Get his coat.

1:38:191:38:21

Get some rest, sir.

1:38:211:38:22

All right, come on. Get back to the barracks.

1:38:221:38:25

We need an extension, Colonel - he's very ill.

1:38:251:38:27

The agreement was the end of the week.

1:38:281:38:30

It's a matter of courtesy, Colonel.

1:38:301:38:31

The agreement was today!

1:38:311:38:33

I need to talk to you.

1:38:381:38:39

Are you any good at poker, Lincoln?

1:38:541:38:56

There's an escape going to take place later on this afternoon.

1:38:581:39:01

Escape? How's that?

1:39:021:39:04

Down a tunnel through that burned theatre wing...

1:39:051:39:08

while the jury's in deliberations.

1:39:101:39:12

So what you mean?

1:39:151:39:16

This whole thing's been a joke?

1:39:161:39:17

Yes.

1:39:171:39:18

But Archer and Bedford are dead for real.

1:39:191:39:22

Is that part of this big joke, too?

1:39:221:39:25

Look, we haven't got time now.

1:39:251:39:27

During deliberations, you're going out under the wire

1:39:271:39:29

with 35 other men.

1:39:291:39:32

Is McNamara, too?

1:39:321:39:33

Yeah, McNamara, too.

1:39:351:39:37

It's funny. I was just writing my son,

1:39:411:39:44

and in the letter I was trying to explain to him

1:39:441:39:47

what the word honour means.

1:39:471:39:50

It would be a hell of a thing, wouldn't it,

1:39:511:39:53

to find out that your father helped 35 men

1:39:531:39:57

escape from a place like this, wouldn't it?

1:39:571:39:59

You're going out, too, Lincoln, you got that?

1:39:591:40:01

I can't do that, Tommy.

1:40:031:40:05

Suppose the board comes back

1:40:061:40:08

and there's nobody sitting

1:40:081:40:10

in the defendant's chair anymore?

1:40:101:40:12

It doesn't matter. You'll already be out.

1:40:121:40:13

Then the search begins,

1:40:131:40:15

and all those men, they won't have a chance.

1:40:151:40:18

Lincoln, if you stay, you'll be convicted.

1:40:181:40:20

If I stay, those men are gonna have a chance.

1:40:201:40:25

And you'll be executed.

1:40:251:40:26

Lincoln, listen to me, please.

1:40:311:40:33

Everything's fine, Tommy.

1:40:331:40:35

Everything's really OK...

1:40:351:40:37

Just as long as he knows what happened here.

1:40:401:40:43

As long as there's somebody to tell him.

1:40:451:40:47

How far could I get anyway? A coloured man

1:40:531:40:56

running through the German countryside?

1:40:561:40:59

It'd be target practice.

1:40:591:41:01

HART: It started with a noble idea.

1:41:261:41:28

Letting coloured men join the fight.

1:41:301:41:32

But no-one in the Air Corps ever considered what might happen

1:41:331:41:36

if one of those Tuskegee men ever got shot down.

1:41:361:41:39

No-one ever asked what would happen

1:41:401:41:42

if a coloured officer was suddenly captured

1:41:421:41:45

and sent to a Stalag like this one.

1:41:451:41:47

But Lincoln Scott was shot down,

1:41:481:41:51

and he was sent to a Stalag

1:41:511:41:53

and once here,

1:41:531:41:54

he wasn't just thrown in

1:41:541:41:56

amongst white enlisted men,

1:41:561:41:57

he was quartered with them.

1:41:571:41:59

Men like Staff Sergeant Vic Bedford.

1:41:591:42:01

Bedford, the real Bedford,

1:42:011:42:03

was a man unknown to us.

1:42:031:42:05

Hateful, vengeful,

1:42:051:42:08

with a bigotry that ran bone-deep.

1:42:081:42:10

A man who simply couldn't stomach the thought

1:42:121:42:14

of sharing a roof with coloured officers.

1:42:141:42:18

So he badgered Scott, baited him,

1:42:181:42:20

even refused to respect Scott's rank...

1:42:201:42:23

Then conspired to kill the only friend Scott had in this camp.

1:42:231:42:27

That's why Scott followed Bedford out

1:42:271:42:29

the night in question,

1:42:291:42:31

crept up behind him and snapped his neck.

1:42:311:42:35

Members of the board, we take no pleasure

1:42:361:42:38

in prosecuting Lieutenant Scott,

1:42:381:42:39

but a capital charge requires

1:42:391:42:41

that we put aside our passions and sympathies,

1:42:411:42:45

wedding ourselves solely to the truth.

1:42:451:42:48

It is this.

1:42:481:42:50

Lieutenant Scott was positively

1:42:501:42:52

and unimpeachably identified at the scene of the crime.

1:42:521:42:54

He had motive, he had opportunity,

1:42:541:42:57

and he had an animus for the victim

1:42:571:42:59

which was confirmed even by his own testimony.

1:42:591:43:02

Lincoln Scott is an officer,

1:43:041:43:06

he is a soldier,

1:43:061:43:09

but he is also a murderer.

1:43:091:43:10

HART: There's a tenet

1:43:361:43:37

that was drummed into all of us

1:43:371:43:39

from our first day in Basic:

1:43:391:43:41

Sometimes one man must be sacrificed

1:43:421:43:44

for the good of the men around him.

1:43:441:43:46

Someone has to be first to hit the beach

1:43:461:43:49

or to jump on a grenade

1:43:491:43:51

or to draw enemy fire

1:43:511:43:53

so coordinates can be drawn for mortar teams.

1:43:531:43:56

I think Bedford learned that tenet, too,

1:43:561:43:59

except Vic got it backwards.

1:43:591:44:00

Vic thought that sometimes a few hundred

1:44:001:44:03

must be sacrificed for the good of one...

1:44:031:44:05

Him.

1:44:061:44:07

For Vic the watchword was expediency.

1:44:071:44:11

One day he'd trade with our captors

1:44:111:44:12

to get hard-to-find parts for a radio,

1:44:121:44:15

earning him the loyalty

1:44:151:44:16

of our commanding officer and his staff.

1:44:161:44:18

Then Vic would tell the Germans

1:44:181:44:20

where to find that radio...

1:44:201:44:21

Go.

1:44:211:44:22

In exchange for the murder of Lamar Archer.

1:44:221:44:24

The army has its share of cowards...

1:44:261:44:30

and Vic Bedford was one of them.

1:44:301:44:32

It also has heroes,

1:44:321:44:34

soldiers like Lincoln Scott.

1:44:341:44:36

Lincoln Scott, who wanted nothing more

1:44:361:44:38

than to serve his country.

1:44:381:44:39

And serve he did.

1:44:391:44:40

nine downed German fighters,

1:44:401:44:42

30 missions,

1:44:421:44:44

until one of those missions landed him here,

1:44:441:44:45

Stalag 6a,

1:44:451:44:48

where Vic Bedford and the sad sacks

1:44:481:44:50

Bedford called friends were lying in wait.

1:44:501:44:52

Scott was a target from the second he got here.

1:44:521:44:56

He suffered insults, threats,

1:44:561:44:59

but he did not retaliate.

1:44:591:45:00

He did not kill Vic Bedford.

1:45:001:45:04

No.

1:45:041:45:06

Someone beat him to it.

1:45:071:45:08

It could've been any number of people...

1:45:111:45:13

the guard who thought that Bedford had cheated him,

1:45:131:45:17

a fellow Kriegie who discovered Bedford's treachery,

1:45:171:45:19

even one of our ranking officers

1:45:191:45:21

as punishment for ratting out that radio.

1:45:211:45:23

So this, then, is our victim?

1:45:231:45:25

A bigot.

1:45:251:45:26

A traitor.

1:45:261:45:28

A rat.

1:45:281:45:30

Enemy of every Kriegie in camp.

1:45:301:45:32

The question is,

1:45:341:45:35

who hated him enough to kill him?

1:45:351:45:37

WHISPERING: Colonel.

1:45:421:45:43

I did.

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ROSS: Wait a minute,

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what are you saying, Lieutenant?

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I killed Vic Bedford, sir.

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Come on, Colonel. Here.

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SPEAKING GERMAN

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VISSER: I want every man in the compound present

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for the execution of Lieutenant Hart.

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Very brave.

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Very brave, indeed.

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SISK: Colonel, this man has rights.

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Not anymore.

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This court still has to deliberate the matter.

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I am the court now!

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Now. Get him up. Get him up. Get him up.

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Get out, get out, get out.

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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DOGS BARKING

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COUNTING

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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SPEAKING GERMAN

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I want every man

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who participated in that court-martial

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removed from the line.

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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VISSER: Line them up for execution.

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Line them up, now.

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ROSS: These men knew nothing, Colonel.

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Line them up!

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You will be the first.

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These men knew nothing.

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You will be the first!

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Colonel, they knew nothing!

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MAN: Herr commandant!

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Herr commandant!

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BOOM

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VISSER: So,

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your men are saboteurs as well?

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No, Colonel,

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they're just soldiers.

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They were following my orders.

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I assume complete responsibility.

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That's very noble of you.

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MORE EXPLOSIONS

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Seems you've won our duel

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after all, Colonel.

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No.

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We both lose,

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don't we?

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Yeah.

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And now you wish to trade your life

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for theirs?

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Yes, I do.

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Very well.

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GUNSHOT

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SHOUTING IN GERMAN

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HART: 'We buried the Colonel

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'in a marked grave behind the camp.

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'Three months later, the German Army surrendered.

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'Our Stalag was liberated.

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'The war was over.

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'We returned home,

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'to America,

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'to our families.

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'Lincoln Scott got the chance

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'to explain the word "honour" to his son.

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'Honour and courage, duty, sacrifice.

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'Lincoln's son came to understand those words,

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'and so have I.'

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Second World War drama. Arriving in a German POW camp, Lt Thomas Hart is forced to defend himself and two black officers. After one of the pair is shot for concealing a weapon, the other is found standing over the dead body of the camp scrounger. Hart stands up for him in a court-martial. Was it murder, or was he framed?


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