On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of ...
On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of the commanding officers was shot down, leaving Dick Winters suddenly in command of his company. But during the drop he, and many of his men, had been separated from his equipment and was unarmed except for a trench knife. In this remarkable World War 2 memoir, Dick Winters tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 epic Band of Brothers. Starting with an account of the gruelling training designed to make the 506th the most elite unit in the US Army, Beyond Band of Brothers is fascinating account of one man's experience of commanding Easy Company from D-Day, to the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany. Dick Winters gives real insight into leadership under the most difficult conditions - every man in the company had been injured by the time they reached Germany - and tells the real story of the Allies' final defeat of Hitler, from the point of view of someone who was really there.
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Great book with detailed accounts of battles fought in the European theatre of WW2.
Apr 15, 2013
Great followup to Band of Brothers
For all who have viewed the movie Band of Brothers, thie book by Winters ts the perfect addendum for the personal backgroung happenings that are found in the movie, with added fillin data and timings.
Mar 25, 2013
This book gives a great insight to the man and his philosophy of life, This is the story of a rather unremarkable young man who grew to become one of the most beloved leaders of the second world war. Very interesting read,
Aug 24, 2009
In the Band of Brothers book by Stephen Ambrose and in the TV series produced from it, all reports of Dick Winters certify him as a true hero; not just a flashy show-off, but an exemplar of those who won that war. Happily, he kept notes on what he experienced and was capable of writing of those experiences in readable, often gripping prose.
May 3, 2007
Be prepaired to cry again
I have the DVD package of the HBO series so this book fills in the gaps and adds a little extra insight. These guys are my heroes. No doubt about it.
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