"I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of...
Gen. George C. Marshall:
My dear Mrs Ryan: It's with the most profound sense of joy that I write to inform you your son, Private James Ryan, is well and, at this very moment, on his way home from European battlefields. Reports from the front indicate James did his duty in combat with great courage and steadfast dedication, even after he was informed of the tragic loss your family has suffered in this great campaign to rid the world of tyranny and oppresion. I take great pleasure in joining the Secretary of War, the men and women of the U.S. Army, and the citizens of a grateful nation in wishing you good health and many years of happiness with James at your side. Nothing, not even the safe return of a beloved son, can compensate you, or the thousands of other American families, who have suffered great loss in this tragic war. I might share with you some words which have sustained me through long, dark nights of peril, loss, and heartache. And I quote: "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the alter of freedom." -Abraham Lincoln. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, George C. Marshall, General, Chief of Staff.
Well, in that case,
Iâ€™d say this is an excellent mission, sir,
with an extremely
valuable objective, sir,
worthy of my best efforts, sir.
Moreover, I feel heartfelt sorrow
for the mother of Private James Ryan,
and am willing to lay down my life
and the lives of my men,
especially you, Reiben,
to ease her suffering.
- He's good.
- I love him.
Upham, over there. Reiben, you four go.
Go, go, go, go, go!
- You guys are a sight for sore eyes.
- Sergeant Hill, our relief showed up.
How many are you?
Just eight of us.
We're not your relief. Sorry.
You're not the relief,
what do you mean, sir?
We're here for a Private Ryan.
Who? Ryan? What for?
- Ls he here?
- Well, I don't know.
Maybe with a mixed unit
on the other side of town.
It's hard to get to. The Germans
punched a hole in our centre
a few hours ago,
they cut us right in two.
- What's his name again?
- Ryan. James Ryan.
He dropped in with 101 st.
- Goldman, get me a runner up here.
Jonesy, make a hole up there!
We got stopped by some intense
rifle action from the eastward.
The Germans have been
reinforcing two regiments all day.
The streets have been quiet
for about 45 minutes.
Most of the German fire now
is concentrated to the westward.
Who's that on the loudspeaker?
That? That's Dagwood Dusseldorf,
our friendly neighbourhood
The Statue of Liberty is kaput.
- "The Statue of Liberty is kaput."
Take the second left...
Your father was circumcised
by my rabbi, you prick!
Private Ryan, James,
probably misdropped with the 101.
- Got that?
- You sadistic fucking animals!
- Get down.
They know we're not in direct contact.
They're gonna single out the runners.
Yeah. Why do they
keep shooting him up like that?
Long as his lungs have breath in them,
he still carries the message.
- We'd do the same thing.
- No, we wouldn't!
- Wade! Get them ready to travel.
- Yes, sir.
- Come on!
Try again. See if you can let
Captain Hamill know we're coming.
What's the rest of Neuville look like?
Next block's got two-story buildings,
both sides of the street.
- There's a lot of windows.
- ...copy? Over.
And then there's a wide open square
with pretty good cover on the left.
- Show me.
- Sarge, hold right here.
Clip duration: 249 seconds
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: drama, war
Summary: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.