The book that inspired Band of Brothers
The remarkable memoir that inspired Band of Brothers .
Paratrooper David Kenyon Webster jumped into the chaos of occupied Europe on D-Day, fighting his way through Holland and finally capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest. He was the only member of Easy Company to write down his experiences as soon as he came home from war.
Webster records with visceral and sometimes brutal detail what it is like to take a bullet in the leg, to fight pitched battles capturing enemy towns, and to endure long periods of boredom punctuated by sudden moments of terror. But most of all, Parachute Infantry shows how a group of comrades entered the furnace of war and came out brothers.
Praise for Parachute Infantry
Gutsy, sometimes bemused and sometimes angry … it bites and hangs onNew York Times
[A] first-rate, skillfully written soldier's storyBooklist
Beautifully written and perfectly evokes life and battle in a parachute infantry companyWashinton Post
He understood the ties that bind men in battle have more to do with brotherhood and its obligations than ties to God or countryKirkus Review
Perfectly pitched ... an authentic witness to the combat experienceBooklist
A classic wartime memoirStephen K Ambrose