Parachute Infantry: An American Paratroopers Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Parachute Infantry: An American Paratroopers Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

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Paperback, Pages: 468

Genres: History, Nonfiction, War, World War II

Language: English

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Parachute Infantry: An American Paratroopers Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
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David Kenyon Websters 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 first hand 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 stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war--how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.

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  •    Mazulmaran Gershowitz
    2020
    I thought the parts about the combat period of the war were so-so. The part that I did like, which bumped it from two stars to three for me, were his descriptions of his experiences post Nazi surrender in Austria. Maybe that is because it is the first time I had read a first hand account of this.
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