Band Of Brothers
NOW AN ASTOUNDING MINISERIES FROM HBO. Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough... show more
NOW AN ASTOUNDING MINISERIES FROM HBO. Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignment. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters. Stephen Ambrose tells the stories -- often in the men's own words -- of these American heroes.
Publish date: November 1992
Publisher: Sound Library
Pages no: 12
Edition language: English
Well written insight into Easy Company of 101st Airborne.Follows them through training, D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Bastogne and Germany.Looks at veterans and new recruits, really gives the sense of camaraderie that they shared through their experiences.
Of all the books I've read by Ambrose--or non-fiction books about the military side of World War II, this is my favorite by far. E Company of the 101st Airborne proved a great perch to see the overall sweep and boots on the ground perspective on World War II. This company participated in the D-Day L...
Re-readStill loved it after all this time.
A book you can read again and again.
This is the accounts given by the veterans of E Company of the incredible days between 1942, when they arrived at Camp Toccoa to the last days in August 1945 in Austria. In between get D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Bulge up front and personal. The best parts are the soldiers' poi...