Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st

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 died, a company that took % casualties considered the Purple Heart a badge of office Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers journals letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories, often in the men s own words, of these American heroesForeword We wanted those wings Camp Toccoa,Stand up 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 scrubbed missions Aldbourne,Hell s highway Holland, Island Holland, Resting, recovering refitting Mourmelon le Grand,They got us surrounded the poor bastards Bastogne,Breaking 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 careersAcknowledgments SourcesIndex



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

  1. says:

    For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3 As a history lover, and as someone who loves not getting flamed on Goodreads, I am loathe to say what I am about to say However, as someone who finds it impossible not to say what I feel like saying, I ll just go ahead and say it I don t like Stephen Ambrose Not like that, I hasten


  2. says:

    The take of Easy Company, 506 Airborne Division which became a movie staring Tim Hanks.A company who parachuted into the flooded fields of Northern France They lost many men on that morning of D Day Many were lost, far from their comrades They drown from the weight of their packs They became stuck in trees They were targeted by enemy fire.An incredible story, magnificently written.A true acco


  3. says:

    THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S Army, came from different backgrounds, different parts of the country First off, let me just say that words cannot express my gratitude for the sacrifice that these soldiers made, in this case, not for their country, but for the world.Ok So I ve put this off for quite a while Reading this book was intense To p


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    Little good comes from war, however it does tend to create heros and leaders and show people how to love and depend upon their comrades The bonds built upon the catastrophic ruin that was World War II is the basis of Stephen E Ambrose s Band of Brothers.After watching the television miniseries a couple times through and really enjoying it for its humanity, I thought it was time I gave the book a go The


  5. says:

    How many historians does it take to write a bad book that translates into a great TV series While the deeds on Easy Company, encompassing the most famous American battles in the ETO, are a goldmine, mr Ambrose fails to preserve the thrill in print The participants don t come to life, even tough they are introduced with the standard sort of pre war bio in the body of the text and rounded up with a post war b


  6. says:

    Ambrose s Band of Brothers is probably the best ever true WW2 novel I have ever read It makes an excellent vacation read for those who enjoy this genre It deals with the individual men of Easy Company, 506 PIR, 101st Airbourne Division Through Ambrose s portrayal of the men s lives and ordeals he shows how a group of men become not just pals, but brothers we see the formation of the company through training then


  7. says:

    This was so good Two thumbs up and a booya I d give it 6 stars if I could I saw the HBO series and loved it so I decided to read the book The book was great too because it gaveinformation on the war and the men involved If you have not seen the series, watch it Then you can call me and tell me how awesome I am for recommending it to you The really great thing about the show and the book is that it is not all about wa


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    Rare indeed are the occasions in which I am forced to proclaim an adaptation of the source material to be not just superior, but vastly so And here we are, with me feeling duty bound do do exactly that Paratroopers of Easy Company, in the square of Sainte Marie du Mont, Normandy June 7, 1944 Let me be frank right at the start Ambrose s deficiencies on display as both a writer and historian are truly baffling to behold, an


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    The last few chapters were truly unbearable in their intensity As the soldiers discover for the first time what the real cost and cruelties of the war they fought was, we too are forced to try and understand this unimaginable thing called war that can never be understood even by the ones that fought in it, let alone by posterity looking back.There are some things in life that can only ever be expressed in one way silence a dee


  10. says:

    I m shocked to learn that Ambroses taught history The military history analysis is pretty poor to appalling He s good when he talks about Easy Company and relates stories Though he states that the book is very much a group effort with the men from E Company, so how much of that credit goes to them is anybody s guess, and some events were anonymised and possibly left out to protect people Whenever he attempts military analysis of th


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