Harvard’s Best Graduate…


It’s March 1945 on my PC screen. One of my favourite moments in the excellently produced Band of Brothers comes when PFC David Webster, seeing a surrendering column of German Troops on foot and on horses, suddenly loses control and hurls invectives at this outlandish motley-crew.

Webster, being an English Literature graduate from Harvard, is probably the most eloquent of the grizzled, war-deadened lot and probably speaks for the rest of the men. It’s a real tragicomic moment, reproduced in full below, and had me laughing in stitches:

Webster [at passing column of German prisoners]: “Hey, you! That’s right, you stupid Kraut bastards. That’s right. Say hello to Ford, and General fuckin’ Motors! You stupid fascist pigs. Look at you! You have horses!

[Soldier pulls Webster down]: That’s enough, Webster!

Webster [rising again to his feet, indignant]:

What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives. For what? You ignorant, servile scum. What the fuck are we doing here?

6 Responses to “Harvard’s Best Graduate…”

  1. Dude, you do realize that there’s a ‘screen capture’ function on PowerDVD right?

    It’d made for a much nicer screenshot rather than what I assume was captured by your Sony Cybershot?

  2. My favourite is still george luz (the guy who mimicks other people’s voices).

    “Does a wild bear crap in the woods son?”

  3. wow. i must say this webster guy is actually credited for why BoB is such a great miniseries.

    check this out…

  4. haha thanks man…

  5. he is absolutely right.

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