Band of brothers: E company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest

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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 assignments. 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 casualities 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 tell the stories -- often in the men's own words -- of these American hereoes.
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Smith, Cotter. Narrator
ISBN:
9780743216388
9780671769222
9781501179402
074322454
9780671867362
9780743504980
9780743218344
9780743464116
9780743224543
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9780743504980
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display_description Stephen E. Ambrose's iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II's most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.
They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak—in Holland and the Ardennes—Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.
From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments.
They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.
They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them.
This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal—it was a badge of office.
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subject_facet United States. -- Army. -- Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. -- Company E -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Airborne troops, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
title_display Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest
title_full Band of Brothers E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest / Stephen E. Ambrose, Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest / Stephen Ambrose, Band of brothers : E company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest / Stephen E. Ambrose ; with a new foreword by Tom Hanks, Band of brothers [sound recording] : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest / Stephen E. Ambrose
title_short Band of brothers :
title_sub E company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest
topic_facet Airborne troops, Campaigns, History, Military, Nonfiction, Regimental histories, World War, 1939-1945
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