Band of Brothers

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Click for availability and more information Band of Brothers, by Stephen E. Ambrose
Enthralling World War II account of the Screaming Eagles, the Easy Company of the 101st Airborne who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, then were used as infantrymen. The worst was perhaps the Battle of Bastogne where, besides being badly outnumbered by the German army, they lacked warm clothes or blankets, enough food or ammunition. As one of their leaders said, "In combat your reward for a good job done is that you get the next tough mission"; and "The result of sharing all that stress through training and combat has created a bond between the men of E company that will last forever." By the end of the war, 48 E company members had given their lives for their nation; over 100 had been wounded.

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