We Band of Brothers by R. E. Peppy Blount Summary
The 345th Bomb Group, Air Apaches, Fifth Air Force, as the first full Air Force Combat Group sent to the Pacific in World War II, added a new dimension to the ever-growing saga of the B-25 . . . a minimum altitude bomber-strafer. We Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of their use of the B-25 in the finest tradition and heritage of their use of the B-25 in the finest tradition and heritage of the U.S. Air Force. - Lt. General J.H. Doolittle (Retired), U.S. Air Force. R.E. Peppy Blount has been a public figure in Texas since he returned from the South Pacific as a veteran of World War II. Captain Blount was highly decorated with honors including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was also awarded the DAR Medal of Honor and inducted into the CAF Combat Airman's Hall of Fame in 1999.
Fighting Fox Company by Terry Poyser,Bill Brown Summary
“Intense . . . anyone familiar with the Band of Brothers story will want to read this book” (Military Review). Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in US history. But fewer people are aware of Fox Company of that same regiment—the men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell. WWII vet Bill Brown decided to research the fate of a childhood friend who had served in Fox Company. Along the way, he met Terry Poyser, who was on a similar mission to research the combat death of a Fox Company man from his hometown. Together, the two authors proceeded to locate and interview every surviving Fox Company vet they could find. The ultimate result was this book, a decade in the making, offering a wealth of fascinating firsthand accounts of WWII combat as well as new perspectives on Dick Winters and others of the “Band.” Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes us through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy, the drop into Holland saw prolonged, ferocious combat and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in US history. As always in combat, each man’s experience is different, and the nature of the German enemy is seen here in its equally various aspects. From ruthless SS fighters to meek Volkssturm to simply expert modern fighters, the Screaming Eagles encountered the full gamut of the Wehrmacht. The work is also accompanied by rare photos and useful appendices, including rosters and lists of casualties, to give the full look at Fox Company that has long been overdue.
Beyond Band of Brothers by Dick Winters,Cole C Kingseed Summary
On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of the commanding officers was shot down, leaving Dick Winters suddenly in command of his company. But during the drop he, and many of his men, had been separated from his equipment and was unarmed except for a trench knife. In this remarkable World War 2 memoir, Dick Winters tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 epic Band of Brothers. Starting with an account of the gruelling training designed to make the 506th the most elite unit in the US Army, Beyond Band of Brothers is fascinating account of one man's experience of commanding Easy Company from D-Day, to the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany. Dick Winters gives real insight into leadership under the most difficult conditions - every man in the company had been injured by the time they reached Germany - and tells the real story of the Allies' final defeat of Hitler, from the point of view of someone who was really there.
Band of Brothers by David Phillipson Summary
Band of Brothers is a history of the boy seaman rating in the Royal Navy, beginning with its evolution from the eighteenth century 'Officer's Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells of an astonishing Victorian Naval tradition which continued right into the modern age. HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck of the Royal Navy for strict discipline, was the hardest of the boy seaman training establishments, and was widely regarded as the archetype. The Royal Navy throughout those years was a supremely conservative and traditionalist institution, and particularly in its attitude to and treatment of lower deck people, the boys in particular. Drawing on his own detailed diaries, the author vividly recreates daily life ashore and afloat, in peace and war. Recruitment, food and clothing, training, discipline and punishment are all recorded, and supported by the personal accounts of boy seamen who went on to serve in the Royal Navy as men.
Band of Brothers by Alexander Fullerton Summary
Danger and bravery at sea from thriller-master Alexander Fullerton It is early autumn 1943 and a German U-boat supply ship is sailing under heavy escort from Le Havre to the Atlantic. A mixed force of torpedo boats from Allied Coastal Forces is ordered to intercept and sink her. Navigator Ben Quarry has other worries. His girlfriend, Rosie, is set on returning to occupied France as an SOE agent. His former mistress, now the wife of his CO, Bob Stack, has embarked on an affair with another officer. Ben’s got to tell him. But in the heat of battle, survival is everything... A standalone naval thriller from a writer who was there, Band of Brothers will keep you gripped. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘The scene of battle is quite overpowering’ Sunday Times ‘What le Carré is to the spy genre, Fullerton is to novels of naval warfare’ South Wales Echo ‘The most meticulously researched war novels that I have ever read’ Len Deighton ‘His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The finest of modern writers about naval warfare’ Manchester Evening News
How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers by Chris Langlois Summary
Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne was one of many cohesive units which served with distinction during World War II. This book will immerse students in the stories of ordinary men who courageously volunteered to join the elite paratroopers.
Beyond the Band of Brothers by Megan MacKenzie Summary
Examines the role of women in the US military and the arguments used to justify the combat exclusion, in light of the decision to reverse the policy in 2013. The book will be welcomed by scholars and students of military studies, gender studies, social and military history, and foreign policy.
Nelson's Band of Brothers by Captain Peter Hore Summary
While there is a perennial interest in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars and in Nelson himself, there is no reference work that chronicles all the captains of his ships, their social origins, their characters and the achievements in their lives beyond their service under Nelson. This new book, researched and written by distinguished historians, descendants of some of Nelson's officers, and members of the 1805 Club, presents concise biographies of those officers who fought with Nelson in his three great battles, with superb colour illustration throughout. Nelson first gave the name of 'band of brothers' to the officers who had commanded ships of his fleet at the battle of the Nile (1798). This new volume will include 100 officers, ranging from lieutenants in command of gunboats at the battle of Copenhagen (1801) through captains of line-of- battle ships at the Nile and at Trafalgar (1805), to admirals in command of squadrons in his fleets. Of real significance are the specially commissioned photographs of all the monuments and memorials to Nelson's captains, descriptions with transcriptions of epitaphs, and clear directions to enable the readers to find them. Part travel book, part biography and moving testimony to Nelson's faithful captains, Nelson's band of Brothers presents the opportunity to rediscover 100 local heroes.
We Band of Brothers by Jack R. Satterfield,John R. Satterfield Summary
In November, 1942, the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, died when the USS Juneau was sunk in the South Pacific. Their deaths brought the reality of the war home to America. This is the story of the brothers, The Battle of Guadalcanal and the effect of the tragedy on the family, community, and nation.
Band of Brothers by Patrick Phillips Summary
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Band of Brothers by B. A. Patriot Summary
..".A high voltage, high frequency electro-magnetic pulse that radiates through anything ferrous. This includes the power grid, modern solid state electronics, like the computers in every aspect of our life, and pretty much every other modern era convenience. To be quite blunt, imagine an instantaneous rewind to the day before the lightning hit Benjamin Franklin's kite." Imagine your world turned upside down. No more cars, no more electricity. No more groceries. What would you do? How would you survive? Join Joe and Doug as they venture home through suddenly dangerous territory. Familiar roads become treacherous grounds, when they're coupled with terrified residents.