Written by Mr. Mouseburger 1st Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by Iguana Boy
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The American soldiers, numbers depleted, hungry, and tired have resolved to fight a suicide mission defending – or blowing up - a crucial bridge that could turn the tide of World War II.
In an effort to keep the untested translator out of harms way, or to make sure he doesn't get in the way of the fighting, Mellish, a tough Brooklyn Jew, loads the milquetoast Corporal Upham with ammunition, telling him to be "Johnny on the Spot" with the additional bullet belts.
As the final battle wages on, Upham finds himself out of ammunition in an attic room, and Mellish is fighting one-on-one against a German soldier. The German slowly gains the upper hand. Mellish pulls out a knife, but the German is too strong, and pushes Mellish's hand backwards, pointing the blade towards the American's chest. Mellish starts to beg. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute"
Meanwhile, Upham is stricken with panic and unable to move. He hides literally next door to the fight, and all he would have had to do is enter the room and fire his weapon in order to save his friend's life. But he can not.
The German slowly pushes the knife into Mellish's chest, quietly whispering something in German, which translates as "Give up, you don't stand a chance! Let's end this here; it will be easier for you like this!" Mellish shakes as his life leaves him and the German leaves the room, walking past the quivering Upham. The German leaves him alone; he is not a threat.