[BOOKS] ✯ Band of Brothers Author Stephen E. Ambrose – Bilb-weil.de

This is the book that inspired the greatest mini series of all time in my opinion I gave it 5 stars because as Ambrose says himself, it s not 100% accurate, but from the effort and time taken to put it together, it s the closest it is possible to be.I have watched the series in excess of 15 times, met the actors at a reunion in Normandy, and followed some of their careers since BoB helped kick if off I know chunks of the script by heart, but still found this book incredible as it goes into detail and gives facts than any tv series ever could.Easy are among the heroes of WW2 from an incredible generation that will never have any come close in the future with the type of melts society produces now.I thoroughly recommend this and the series to match In The Summer Of , A Band Of Citizen Soldiers Were Brought Together By The Desire To Be Better Than The Other Guy At Its Peak, Easy Company, Th Parachute Infantry Regiment, St Airborne Division, US Army, Was As Good A Rifle Company As Any In The World From Their Rigorous Training In Georgia In Through Utah Beach, Market Garden, The Bulge, And Hitler S Eagle S Nest, WWII Historian Stephen Ambrose Tells The Story Of This Remarkable Company In Combat, The Reward For A Job Well Done Is The Next Tough Assignment, And The Men Of Easy Company Kept Getting The Tough Assignments, From Parachuting Into France Early D Day Morning To Capturing Hitler S Bavarian Outpost Maybe it s a generation thing I was born in 1947 , but this is a series I can watch again and again with gaps of a couple of years in between It is incredibly complete, brilliantly acted and directed and very moving Filmed from the personal view of the individual soldier than from a General s strategic viewpoint, it gives a full and convincing account of what it must have been like for our parents and grandparents to liberate Europe as they moved from Normandy to Austria And I can hardly listen to Michael Kamen s musical introduction without a tear coming to the eyes For me it is a masterpiece of television. Like, I daresay, many others, I come too this book as a massive fan of the tv series Ambrose has his critics but I generally like his relaxed, conversationalist style of writing and it s no different in this book However, although Ambrose explains his research methods, including apparently, extensive interviews with the band off brothers , for me this book doesn t have as much off as a personal touch as the tv series and it is certainly not as extensive in covering the soldiers stories, indeed he seems to focus on the writings of Webster for a lot of the narrative He does however explain the wider context of the war and the significance of what easy company achieved, which the tv series was not necessarily in a position to do so If you haven t seen the tv series do so first, if you have then this book deserves a read as it remains a fascinating story. I feel a great deal of sadness when reading about Easy Company, as the last of the Band of Brothers reach the end of their lives it cannot be helped to feel an extreme amount of respect towards them, and a longing to personally thank them for their sacrifice They represent the best of the best Their story resonates perfectly with my feelings towards the Allied response to Nazi Germany Yet this book is the closest we will ever get to knowing what these guys went through.Part of me wishes that this book was longer, that each of the Chapters contained multiple view points so that we might have gained insight into what exactly happened But realistically the approach used in this book is than enough when combined with the Miniseries. I m finding this fascinating reading, despite the fact that I have seen the TV series which, incidentally, is faithful to and brings out the spirit of the book The book adds detail and commentary on the exploits of one US platoon in the fight to recapture the European mainland after the D Day landing, including the intense training of the members of the platoon under an Officer in US who came to be hated by them because of his rigour, but whose determination to turn raw recruits into a fighting machine was significantly responsible for their ability to fight the war in overwhelmingly difficult circumstances because of their felt brotherhood Thoroughly recommended It will be helpful to read another book which gives a wider account of the campaign before reading this closely focused and personally based book.