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The Resource Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose, (electronic resource)

Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose, (electronic resource)

Label
Band of Brothers
Title
Band of Brothers
Statement of responsibility
Stephen E. Ambrose
Title variation
Band of brothers
Title variation remainder
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitlers Eagles nest
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Language
eng
Summary
Stephen E. Ambrose's iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II's most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak?in Holland and the Ardennes?Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments. They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them. This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal?it was a badge of office
Summary
Describes E Company's contributions to the campaigns in western Europe
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YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
168678
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
940.54/21
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D769.348
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest
Label
Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=933D4501-05A0-4D81-BC2E-715E7546B2D2
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743218344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00570009
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
933D4501-05A0-4D81-BC2E-715E7546B2D2
System control number
(OCoLC)869434175
Label
Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=933D4501-05A0-4D81-BC2E-715E7546B2D2
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743218344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00570009
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
933D4501-05A0-4D81-BC2E-715E7546B2D2
System control number
(OCoLC)869434175
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