Military history

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

As good a rifle company as any, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, US Army, kept getting tough assignments-responsible for everything from parachuting into France early DDay morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In "Band of Brothers," Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze & died, a company that took 150% casualties & considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals & letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes.

Chapter 1: 'WE WANTED THOSE WINGS' - CAMP TOCCOA - July-December 1942

Chapter 2: 'STAND UP AND HOOK UP' - BENNING, MACK ALL, BRAGG, SHANKS - December 1942-September 1943

Chapter 3: 'DUTIES OF THE LATRINE ORDERLY' - ALDBOURNE - September 1943-March 1944

Chapter 4: 'LOOK OUT HITLER! HERE WE COME!' - SLAPTON SANDS, UPPOTTERY - April 1-June 5, 1944

Chapter 5: 'FOLLOW ME' - NORMANDY - June 6, 1944

Chapter 6: 'MOVE OUT!' - CARENTAN - June 7-July 12, 1944

Chapter 7: HEALING WOUNDS AND SCRUBBED MISSIONS - ALDBOURNE - July 13-September 16, 1944

Chapter 8: 'HELL'S HIGHWAY' - HOLLAND - September 17-October 1, 1944

Chapter 9: THE ISLAND - HOLLAND - October 2-November 25, 1944

Chapter 10: RESTING, RECOVERING, AND REFITTING - MOURMELON-LE-GRAND - November 26-December 18, 1944

Chapter 11: 'THEY GOT US SURROUNDED-THE POOR BASTARDS' - BASTOGNE - December 19-31, 1944