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Brothers in battle, best of friends : two WWII paratroopers from the original Band of brothers tell their story

Author: William Guarnere; Edward Heffron; Robyn Post
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army--members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: William Guarnere; Edward Heffron; William Guarnere; Edward Heffron
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Guarnere; Edward Heffron; Robyn Post
ISBN: 9780425217283 0425217280
OCLC Number: 134991614
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Groomed for War on the Streets of South Philly 1 --
2 Earning Those Coveted Jump Wings 15 --
3 D-Day: Wild Bill's Revenge 58 --
4 England: Garrison Duty and Piccadilly Lilies 83 --
5 Holland: Parades, Grenades, and Hell's Highway 103 --
6 Mourmelon-Le-Grand: R & R Interrupted 149 --
7 Bastogne: Code Word for Hell 156 --
8 Germany: Now I Know Why We're Here 199 --
9 Back Home in South Philly 217 --
10 Back to the Places We Fought 250 --
11 "Babe, Meet Babe": Band of Brothers Goes to Hollywood 262.
Other Titles: Band of brothers (Television program : 2001)
Responsibility: William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron ; with Robyn Post ; foreword by Tom Hanks.
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The story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army--members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. They fought side by side, until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge. The two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms.--From publisher description.

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by hoghead (WorldCat user published 2009-11-17) Very Good Permalink

Two soldiers from WWII speak of their experiences in Europe.  I feel that they spoke from their hearts about their time in war.  Guarnere and Heffron have brought something I have not experienced to life.  My own Father fought in the war and never spoke of it.  This book is real...
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