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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... Summary
Stephen Ambrose

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... Summary

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Band of Brothers is a non-fiction historical account of the U.S. Army's Easy Company during World War II. A part of the elite 101st Airborne Division, Easy Company participated in the Normandy D-Day invasion and was the first group of Allied troops to reach Hitler's Eagle's Nest retreat in Germany as the German troops surrendered.

Easy Company was formed by volunteer soldiers. The men were from different part of the U.S. with varying socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. The majority of men had no military experience and had never traveled outside of the U.S. The original members of Easy Company began basic training at Camp Taccoa, Georgia. Easy Company's original commanding officer, Captain Herbert Sobel, was demanding and trained the men harder than any other company in the regiment. However, he was also arrogant and unlikable.

The men of Easy Company began to bond under...

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