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S well as the soldiers' journals letters Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories often in the men's own words of these American heroesForewordWe wanted those wings; Camp Toccoa 7 1242Stand up hook up; Benning Mackall Bragg Shanks 1242 943Duties of the latrine orderly; Aldbourne 943 344Look out Hitler Here we come; Slapton Sands Uppottery 41 6544Follow me; Normandy 6644Move out; Carentan 67 71244Healing wounds scrubbed missions; Aldbourne 713 91644Hell's highway; Ho 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 bio The heat of battle ironically is only felt in the icy cold of an Ardennes winter they got through the Bulge because they had become a band of brothers What it has instead in abundance is an overkill of American gung ho As a companion to the series most post 2001 readers presumably watched it before turning to the book it barely manages to clarify or connect what the scenarists compressed or left out Does it do anything right Two things perhaps People go in and out of focus as they are killed or transferred There is hardly a main cast that is in the thick of the fighting from Normandy to Berchtesgaden Winters was promoted to Batallion level others take months to recover from wounds This feeling of blurry anonimity is best felt during basic training when they re still jumps away from being anelite individual wearing Airborne wings Secondly it shows that even the great WWII was ultimately only a few years out of a human lifespan of 70 albeit influential ones Some men made a military career that saw them in action in Korea and in command in Vietnam Many profited from the GI bill to pursue a college degree a succesful professional life markedly within the fields of construction and teaching which share a goal to improve people and the physical world they inhabit It s a noble sentiment On the other hand some men closed the book on the army and did not stay in touch through veteran associations A few died bitter a few let their demons pull the triggerThere is no Greatest Generation Only great people within a generation that took part in a large war And all the losers and assholes great people share every generation with as well as a draft And yes that captain Sobel was one of those

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Lland 917 10144Island; Holland 102 112544Resting recovering refitting Mourmelon le Grand 1126 121844They got us surrounded the poor bastards; Bastogne 1219 3144Breaking point; Bastogne 11 1345 Attack; Noville 114 1745Patrol Haguenau 118 22345Best feeling in the world Mourmelon 225 4245Getting to know the enemy Germany 42 3045Drinking Hitler's champagne; Berchtesgaden 51 845Soldier's dream life; Austria 58 73145Postwar careers; 1945 91Acknowledgments SourcesIndex 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 backThere are some things in life that can only ever be expressed in one way silence a deep and anguished silence that cries primievally in disbeilieving defiance War a devastating but eerily beautiful thing that is an embodiment of the worst of mankind but still brings out the best in menSo much better than the TV series No timeline tricks no visual trickery to distract you but the pure unbridled horror of war and thrill of danger and strategy The book manages to take you into the thick of the action into the ditches and the gun fire better than the show

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As good a rifle company as any Easy Company 506th 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 150% casualties considered the Purple Heart a badge of office Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors a THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division US Army came from different backgrounds different parts of the countryFirst 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 worldOk So I ve put this off for uite a while Reading this book was intense To put it simply this book stirs up too many emotions I have a lump in my throat as I sit writing this What these men endured what they sacrificed and their bravery in the face of all the death that surrounded them are things no one who has never been to war can even comprehend Their courage alone leaves me breathless I came to love most of these men and to despise others I hurt when people died or got bad news or were punished I rejoiced for them and I cried for them However I think my most prevalent emotions throughout this experience have been awe respect and prideThese men left home went through absolute hell fought killed and a lot of them died for us It breaks my heart that it happened at all and my heart swells with a gratefulness that is impossible to put into words After reading this book I feel like I know these men I think about them every day and I mourn knowing that they are no longer with us I think some people don t like this book because of the way the author chose to put the soldiers stories together I have to admit that the book isn t written in a very pleasing style so if you go in to read this book thinking it s going to be a flowing narrative then you are mistaken This book is written like a bunch of short essays from many viewpoints that together makes a whole It was like being dropped among the soldiers serving as witness for a few brief moments and then being whisked away to another location just to do it all over again These men s stories are worth reading no matter how it s written put together or who it s by I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone especially those who like WWII soldiers short stories or honorable men willing to sacrifice it all We can never thank them enough No I answered but I served in a company of heroes


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 d

  2. says:

    THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division US Army came from different backgrounds different parts of the countryFirst 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 worldOk So I've

  3. says:

    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 bond

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    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 mos

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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 Com

  6. 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 bo

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    The

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    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

  9. says:

    AMAZING I was cold when

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    FINAL REVIEW I was a little forgiving early but it got too much I have just had to write about a few of the many absurdities of this book 130 pages in and will finish this but if it does not improve it will be lucky to get a 2 star rating This author called the German soldiers Jerry babbled about the British army taking tea and attempted to put on a affected accent On page 172 it reads The Germans managed to achieve sur

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