Band of Brothers
On the bloody battlefields of World War II Europe, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, got the toughest missions. As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy was always in the thick of the fight -- from parachuting into France under a hellish crossfire early D-Day morning, to... show more
On the bloody battlefields of World War II Europe, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, got the toughest missions. As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy was always in the thick of the fight -- from parachuting into France under a hellish crossfire early D-Day morning, to the final capture of Hitler's supposedly impregnable Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. New York Times bestselling author Stephen E. Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died for their country, and for one another -- taking 150 percent casualties and earning Purple Hearts as combat pay. Drawing on interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Ambrose chronicles the gripping true stories of these American heroes.
Publish date: August 27th 2002
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 432
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...