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

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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 firsthand 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 it stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war-how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.
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subject_facet Normandy (France) -- History, Military
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
United States. -- Army. -- Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. -- Company E -- History
Webster, David Kenyon, -- d. 1961
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
title_display Parachute infantry : an American paratrooper's memoir of D Day and the fall of the Third Reich
title_full Parachute Infantry An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
Parachute infantry : an American paratrooper's memoir of D Day and the fall of the Third Reich / David Kenyon Webster ; introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose
Parachute infantry : an American paratroopers memoir of D-Day and the fall of the Third Reich / David Kenyon Webster
title_short Parachute infantry :
title_sub An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
topic_facet Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Campaigns
History
History, Military
Military
Nonfiction
Personal narratives, American
Soldiers
Webster, David Kenyon
World War, 1939-1945