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.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 30 mm
"Gutsy, sometimes bemused and sometimes angry ... it bites and hangs on" * New York Times *
"[A] first-rate, skillfully written soldier's story" * Booklist *
"Beautifully written and perfectly evokes life and battle in a parachute infantry company" * Washinton Post *
"He understood the ties that bind men in battle have more to do with brotherhood and its obligations than ties to God or country" * Kirkus Review *
"Perfectly pitched ... an authentic witness to the combat experience" * Booklist *