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Parachute infantry : the book that inspired Band of Brothers / David Kenyon Webster.

By: Webster, David Kenyon, -1961 [author.].
Contributor(s): Ambrose, Stephen E [writer of added commentary.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Ebury Press, 2014Description: xix, 441 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091957988.Subject(s): Webster, David Kenyon, -1961 | United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. Company E -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Soldiers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 940.542142092 Summary: "Paratrooper David Kenyon Webster jumped into the chaos of occupied Europe on D-Day, fighting his way through Holland and finally capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest. He was the only member of Easy Company to write down his experiences as soon as he came home from war. Webster records with visceral and sometimes brutal detail what it is like to take a bullet in the leg, to fight pitched battles capturing enemy towns, and to endure long periods of boredom punctuated by sudden moments of terror. But most of all, Parachute Infantry shows how a group of comrades entered the furnace of war and came out brothers"--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Paratrooper David Kenyon Webster jumped into the chaos of occupied Europe on D-Day, fighting his way through Holland and finally capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest. He was the only member of Easy Company to write down his experiences as soon as he came home from war.

Webster records with visceral and sometimes brutal detail what it is like to take a bullet in the leg, to fight pitched battles capturing enemy towns, and to endure long periods of boredom punctuated by sudden moments of terror. But most of all, Parachute Infantry shows how a group of comrades entered the furnace of war and came out brothers.

"Introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose"--Cover.

"Paratrooper David Kenyon Webster jumped into the chaos of occupied Europe on D-Day, fighting his way through Holland and finally capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest. He was the only member of Easy Company to write down his experiences as soon as he came home from war. Webster records with visceral and sometimes brutal detail what it is like to take a bullet in the leg, to fight pitched battles capturing enemy towns, and to endure long periods of boredom punctuated by sudden moments of terror. But most of all, Parachute Infantry shows how a group of comrades entered the furnace of war and came out brothers"--Publisher's description.

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