Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

 
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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
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Release Date
June 04, 1992
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074322454X
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As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignments -- responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave 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 recounts the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes.

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Really good book
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Band of brothers is a really good book to read for people who like real war stories. It's amazing how the men of E company 506th regiment 101 airborne division go from Normandy to Hitlers eagles nest(which is in the Alps). They go from Boot camp in Georgia and earn the silver wings of a paratrooper. They train for tough jumps into Normandy and all of these other big battles. When Normandy comes on June 6 1944 Major Dick Winters leads them into battle. There were hundreds of men and some of them were deceased during battle. When the men are in Hitler’s eagles nest they realize that the war is about to be over.

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Gripping real-life story
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This book follows the roles of a company of paratroopers during World War II, and really gets inside the characters (Ambrose did extensive interviews), the battles, and the-day-to-day stuff. It reads more like a novel than your typical, dry military non-fiction, and you really end up caring about a lot of the characters. For anyone who is in the process of watching the 2001 HBO mini-series of the same title (like me), has watched it, or is planning to watch it, this book is a must-read.
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