Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich Paperback – 1 Oct 2002
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"Webster left this gutsy, sometimes bemused and sometimes angry memoir behind.... It bites and hangs on."--"The New York Times""Beautifully written... perfectly evokes life and battle in a parachute infantry company."--"The Washington Post Book World"
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Webster's illustrations of maps and soldiers and his letters to his parents are worth it on their own.
I don't know why in the last episode of Band of Brothers when describingwhat each soldier went on to do no mention was made of Webster writingthis book. If they had it would provide a facinating reference for fans ofthe series and another perspective on the experiences of the 101st.Perhaps there lies the answer.
Not only a young and gifted writer, his observations and opinions give a much better insight into the story of E company.
In fact do not be fooled by the TV series Band of Brothers, as good as it is, it has been changed significantly and does not always show events as they really happened, but rather re-hashes through a mixture of Ambrose's original book, interviews with other veterans and Websters personal memoirs. I would recommend this book highly to anyone who watched episodes 8 and 9 of Band of Brothers and wants the true detail behind Websters experiences and his fellow soldiers in company E in Germany. His account is personal, emotive and cuts through the Hollywood perception of guts and glory. Webster tells it his way, a war of fear and personal survival, a struggle with courage and inner strength.
EXCELLENT. Buy it.
You won't be sorry.
A brave man and a well written and enthralling memoir.
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Excellent account written in a gritty realistic style by someone who was there.Published 7 months ago by John Donne
This book is excellent if read in it’s true context.
To imply that Webster was not a “soldier of any distinction” is, in my opinion, unfair. Read more
Great insight into the life of a parachute soldier on the front line. Would recommend this book to anyone interested in the experiences, thoughts and feelings of a "normal... Read morePublished 11 months ago by sean jones
this book inspired the Stephen Ambrose book and the mini series (Band of Brothers) which in turn inspired the other Soldiers to write their stories, it all stems from this one.Published 13 months ago by Colin
True account of a parachute regiment private. Well written and moving, balanced between futility of warfare and necessity of defeating nazismPublished 14 months ago by 10538
I loved Webster's honesty, his loathing for most officers and war itself. This is a truly great read for anyone interested in the war. Don't hesitate.Published 17 months ago by Mr. J. R. Allen
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