Parachute Infantry

Parachute Infantry

An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Streaming Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged.
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David Kenyon Webster's memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a firsthand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel.From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and it stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war-how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781494526153
1494526158
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (17hr., 56 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan
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PeculiarLeah
Jun 26, 2015

Long before it was immortalized by Stephen Ambrose and Tom Hanks, Easy Company was described in beautiful detail by E-Company man David Kenyon Webster. Unlike most of the paratroopers Webster was already in his 20s and was college educated. His intellectual views give a critical and interesting view of the 506th at war from Georgia to Berchtesgarten.

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