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

Author: Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Classic editionView all editions and formats
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"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 group. In combat, the reward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 9780743216388 0743216385 9781451659337 1451659334 9780743224543 074322454X
OCLC Number: 45862089
Notes: First published in 1992.
Description: 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --"We wanted those wings"; Camp Toccoa, July-December 1942 --
"Stand up and hook up"; Benning, Mackall, Bragg, Shanks, December 1942-September 1943 --
"Duties of the latrine orderly"; Aldbourne, September 1943-March 1944 --
"Look out, Hitler! Here we come!"; Slapton Sands, Uppottery, April 1-June 5, 1944 --
"Follow me"; Normandy, June 6, 1944 --
"Move out!"; Carentan, June 7-July 12, 1944 --
Healing wounds and scrubbed missions; Aldbourne, July 13-September 16, 1944 --
"Hell's highway"; Holland, September 17-October 1, 1944 --
Island; Holland, October 2-November 25, 1944 --
Resting, recovering, and refitting: Mourmelon-le-Grand, November 26-December 18, 1944 --
"They got us surrounded-the poor bastards"; Bastogne, December 19-31, 1944 --
Breaking point; Bastogne, January 1-13, 1945 --
Attack; Noville, January 14-17, 1945 --
Patrol: Haguenau, January 18-February 23, 1945 --
"Best feeling in the world": Mourmelon, February 25-April 2, 1945 --
Getting to know the enemy: Germany, April 2-30, 1945 --
Drinking Hitler's champagne; Berchtesgaden, May 1-8, 1945 --
Soldier's dream life; Austria, May 8-July 31, 1945 --
Postwar careers; 1945-1991 --
Acknowledgments and sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose.
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A look at the men of E Company of World War II, this gripping book describes how they parachuted into France early D-Day morning, parachuted into Holland in the Arnhem campaign, and captured Hitler's  Read more...

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