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Ambrose, Stephen E.

Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest / Stephen Ambrose. - New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001. - 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes index.

"They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak - in Holland and the Ardennes - Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world." "This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal - it was a badge of office."--BOOK JACKET.

0743216385 (hbk) 9781847397591 (pbk)


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United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. Company E.


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