Parachute Infantry

Parachute Infantry

An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Book - 2002
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David Kenyon Webster's memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division , crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war--how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub., c2002
ISBN: 9780385336499
0385336497
Branch Call Number: 940.542142 Web 6939
Characteristics: xvi, 379 p. :,ill

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KEVIN DOWD Dec 31, 2013

a goldbricking slacker of a trooper wonders why no one wanted to publish his memoirs...

wanted to join... didn't want to fight too much.. took the easy way out while complaining the entire time!

dead at 40+ at sea..
oh well.. interesting read.

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