Airborne

The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company

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Airborne

The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company

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A member of the legendary Band of Brothers, Ed Shames was involved in some of the most important battles of World War II. His incredible combat record includes parachuting into Normandy on D-Day, and service during Operation Market Garden, at Bastogne and in Germany itself.
Shames' own words and recollections fuel a searing account that gives a soldier's glimpse into the ferocity of the fighting on the ground and the close fellowship that developed between the men in Easy Company. The first member of the 101st Airborne Division to enter Dachau concentration camp, just days after its liberation, Shames ended the war in the bombed out shell of Hitler's Eagles Nest, surrounded by his comrades in arms.

Written by the author of the critically acclaimed
Tonight We Die As Men, this is the phenomenal story
of a remarkable young lieutenant during World War II,
from training at Toccoa, Georgia right through to the collapse of the Third Reich.

Table of Contents

Foreword by James C. Roberts /Introduction /Acknowledgments /1. "Take the A train" /2. "Beyond golden fields" /3. "The other side of tomorrow" /4. "The river runs red" /5. "Five seconds to forget" /6. "Bullets from the sun" /7. "Dead men's shoes" /8. "The bucket list" /9. "And the rain drank champagne" /10. "Faith and justice" /11. "Northwind" /12. "Ruhr Pocket" /13. "Last stand" /14. "Ameritocracy" /Epilogue by Ed Shames /Bibliography /Glossary /Index

Product details

Published 20 Apr 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 328
ISBN 9781472819383
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48pp plate section in colour and black and white
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner served for five years in Support Compa…

Foreword

Ed Shames

Introduction

Ed Shames

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