Band of Brothers

Stephen E. Ambrose

Non-fiction (military history) · Great for: Military history buffs & fans of the TV series

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They fought on Utah Beach, in Arnhem, Bastogne, the Bulge; they spearheaded the Rhine offensive and took possession of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office.

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The story of arguably the toughest fighting unit of WWII. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tells the stories, often in the men's own words, of these heroes. It was made into a major BBC mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg.

But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

Henry V Act 4, Scene 3