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Read online Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest As good a rifle company as any Easy Company th Airborne Division US Army kept getting tough assignments responsible for everything from parachuting into France early DDay 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 amp died a company that took casualties amp considered the Purple Heart a badge of office Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers journals amp letters Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories often in the men s own words of these American heroes Foreword We wanted those wings Camp Toccoa Stand up amp hook up Benning Mackall Bragg Shanks Duties of the latrine orderly Aldbourne Look out Hitler Here we come Slapton Sands Uppottery Follow me Normandy Move out Carentan Healing wounds amp scrubbed missions Aldbourne Hell s highway Holland Island Holland Resting recovering amp refitting Mourmelon le Grand They got us surrounded the poor bastards Bastogne .

eaking point Bastogne Attack Noville Patrol Haguenau Best feeling in the world Mourmelon Getting to know the enemy Germany Drinking Hitler s champagne Berchtesgaden Soldier s dream life Austria Postwar careers Acknowledgments amp Sources Index by Stephen E. Ambrose

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Title:Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
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ISBN:0743464117
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Number of Pages:432
Category:History, Non fiction, War, Military, World war ii, Military history
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i Nothing Like It in the World i gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering vision and courage It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad the investors who risked their businesses and money the enlightened politicians who understood its importance the engineers and surveyors who risked and sometimes lost their lives and the Irish and Chinese immigrants the defeated Confederate soldiers and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks br br The U S government pitted two companies the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads against each other in a race for funding encouraging speed over caution Locomotives rails and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains In Ambrose s hands this enterprise with its huge expenditure of brainpower muscle and sweat comes vibrantly to life, It is the young men born into the false prosperity of the s and brought up in the bitter realities of the Depression of the s that this book is about The literature they read as youngsters was anti war and cynical portraying patriots as suckers slackers and heroes None of them wanted to be part of another war They wanted to be throwing baseballs not handgrenades shooting s at rabbits not M s at other young men But when the test came when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned they fought from the Prologue, From Stephen E Ambrose bestselling author of i Band of Brothers i and i D Day i the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U S army in northwest Europe from the day after D Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II br br In this riveting account historian Stephen E Ambrose continues where he left off in his bestseller i D Day i i Citizen Soldiers i opens at hours June on the Normandy beaches and ends at hours May with the allied victory It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble brutal and tragic war From the high command down to the ordinary soldier Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it, b The Barnes amp Noble Review b br Master WWII military historian Stephen Ambrose bestselling author of such classic works as a href http cart barnesandnoble com booksearch isbninquiry asp isbn rel nofollow i Band of Brothers i a and a href http cart barnesandnoble com booksearch isbninquiry asp isbn X rel nofollow i D Day i a hits the front lines again with this exciting and compelling look at the courageous young men who flew the massive B bombers over Germany during the last two years of World War II p br br The focus of the book is on George McGovern the Democratic presidential candidate who ironically was lambasted by the right for his anti Vietnam stance Here he shines brightly as an American airborne hero bravely piloting his huge and awkward bomber through massive German flak bombing McGovern also comes across as a fine commanding officer deeply caring about the men under his authority McGovern at the tender age of wound up flying missions and ultimately won the Distinguished Flying Cross p p br br The B was not an easy machine to fly It had a thin aluminum skin which made it sufficiently airworthy but terribly susceptible to attack from ground based enemy gunfire It was a simple machine though built with one purpose in mind dropping a maximum load of pounds of bombs There were no windshield wipers so a pilot like McGovern was often forced to stick his head out the window of the plane to see where he was going Above feet the only way to breathe was through an oxygen mask There was no heat which made the bombing runs that much more arduous And there were no bathrooms meaning that the pilots and their crews had to use relief tubes p p br br Ambrose goes into much useful detail on the origins of the pilots themselves Interestingly they were all volunteers the Army Air Corps the precursor to the modern Air Force did not want to make anyone take part in this difficult duty They came from all walks of life Some were college graduates while others were still in high school Many went straight from the farm to the airfield p p br br The pilots were treated quite well by the AAC considering that they were part of the same armed forces that tended to dehumanize servicemen in order to get the maximum use out of them They got to wear winged insignia on their uniforms They got extra pay As volunteers they knew what they were getting into unlike the typical draftee Most of all they wanted to serve and they wanted to fly p p br br Once again Stephen Ambrose has turned his spotlight on a special and unique facet of the U S military and brought the heroism and courage of the American soldier back home to us In his own way Ambrose himself has done a great service to the American people i Nicholas Sinisi i p p br br Nicholas Sinisi is the Barnes amp Noble com History editor p