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

ISBN-10: 074322454X
ISBN-13: 9780743224543
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Movie Tie-In)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 9/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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. InBand 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.

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

Foreword
"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 Corne!"; 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
The 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
The Breaking Point; Bastogne, January 1-13, 1945
Attack; Noville, January 14-17, 1945
The Patrol; Haguenau, January 18-February 23, 1945
"The 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
The Soldier's Dream Life; Austria, May 8-July 31, 1945
Postwar Careers; 1945-1991
Acknowledgments and Sources
Index

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