Brothers in Battle is pages long and arranged into 11 chapters. Wild Bill led the discussion for some of the chapters while others focused on Babe. They shared the discussion for most of the chapters. Post did a great job distinguishing who was the primary narrator for different parts of the book. The first chapter focuses on their lives in South Philly and what that environment did to prepare them for being a paratrooper in World War II. Each of them learned the ways of the street. These skills later help them in battle-torn Europe.
A great part of the book talked about their training, various campaigns, and surprisingly, what they did during their off time. They were quite frank about what they thought about different countries they fought in, traveled through, and lived in. In this book, they spoke in more detail about their return to the United States and South Philly. What I thought was an important section was how Wild Bill was able to adapt in spite of his missing leg. They also talked about returning to Europe and seeing old battlefields.
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Yes, memoirs are 'helped' along by someone who knows what they are doing. But to take the 'voice' out, and make sure that there are no grammatical errors, or stuff like that would take away from the charm that these two Philly natives add to their story. You're disappointed when you read this? I ask, What did you expect?? A Hollywood version of events?
More gory details?? Was it too boring for you, or too detailed? I enjoyed this book on a level that is gave me more insight into a generation who did things because it was the right thing to do. They were more motivated by a sense of duty and service to a country that has given us so much opportunity than people of today are. Jan 26, Alicia rated it really liked it. John and I and our two teenagers watched Band of Brothers a few months ago. It was hard to watch, but really, really good.
I picked up this book at a rummage sale soon afterwards and my oldest daughter she's almost 18 tore right through it and insisted that I read it too. I finally did. These guys and what they went through is rough - there's messy and uncensored stuff here - beautiful, heartfelt stuff too. It's part of our story as a country, as human beings, and I think we need to get more c John and I and our two teenagers watched Band of Brothers a few months ago.
It's part of our story as a country, as human beings, and I think we need to get more comfortable talking with our kids - when they're old enough - about these sorts of tough and messy things, stories, people, etc.
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My daughter was right that the ending was the best. When you read Bill and Babe's explanations of the perspective they got on life from surviving the war, and what life means to them because of that, it may very well change your life too. Nov 22, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: world-war-two. AHHH I was crying by the end of this book. I'm a bit of an Easy Company junkie, and I've come to take quite a liking to the stories of Bill Guarnere in particular the man has a way with words!
There's a lot of new material in this book, from their own experience -- stuff that didn't make it into Band of Brothers, or Beyond Band of Brothers, or any of the other collections that have come out about the Easy men -- and once again it was a pleasure to be able to I'm a bit of an Easy Company junkie, and I've come to take quite a liking to the stories of Bill Guarnere in particular the man has a way with words!
There's a lot of new material in this book, from their own experience -- stuff that didn't make it into Band of Brothers, or Beyond Band of Brothers, or any of the other collections that have come out about the Easy men -- and once again it was a pleasure to be able to read it and hear about their experiences in WWII. These are incredible men, simply incredible. Jun 22, Allan rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook. I was fascinated as a child by my grandfather's reminiscen This was an Audible Daily Deal, aptly on sale on D Day, June 6th, and told the stories of two US paratroopers from 'Easy Company' of st Airborne, Bill Guarnere and Babe Hefron, from their growing up on the streets of South Philadelphia during the Great Depression, to their being immortalised in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers', but focussing unsurprisingly on their service during some of the bloodiest battles in Europe in World War 2.
I was fascinated as a child by my grandfather's reminiscence of his travels and experiences during the war, and immersed myself from an early age in comics and children's novels set during that period, but obviously none of these captured the true horrors that those engaging in heavy combat had to go through, at what was a very young age most were still only 18 or Bill and Babe recount their experiences, including some chilling cold blooded moments that would be frowned upon by society today, with a lot of humour and frankness, at all times playing down their own bravery in the face of often horrendous odds.
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While it's hard to be completely sympathetic toward such unreformed characters while looking at them through 21st century eyes, one can't help but admire the sacrifices they and their fellow soldiers made throughout the theatre of war in , and it's fitting that their stories have been immortalised in books like this one, and via the aforementioned mini series 'Band of Brothers', which I intend to watch on the back of reading this book. View 1 comment. Apr 30, Abby Jones rated it really liked it. I stumbled on this little treasure at Half-Price Bookstore and read it on Black Friday instead of going shopping.
Anytime I watch Band of Brothers I tend to get a little obsessed. This is the third book I've read about Easy Company. There are also some interviews on YouTube that I'm working through. They grew up only blocks from each other without ever meeting and served together in Market Garden and the Battle of the Bul I stumbled on this little treasure at Half-Price Bookstore and read it on Black Friday instead of going shopping. They grew up only blocks from each other without ever meeting and served together in Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge where Wild Bill lost his leg.
After the war was over Babe looked Wild Bill up and they've been best pals ever since, dying only months apart. Because you get to see their lives from the beginning, you get a sense of why their generation was able to do what they did. They grew up hard and fast, but with strong families and close friends. Then they joined the unique training experiment of the st Airborne and.
Rated PG Young men at war, war Feb 27, Max-ray rated it it was amazing.
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When I was younger, I read many books that focused on the "Big Picture"; the General's strategies, where the front lines were drawn, the weaponry and units involved. All a Top Down view of war. What I have come to enjoy so much more are the stories of the men in the trenches, the Privates, Seargents and Leutenants in a battle. These guys have no idea what is going on from a General's point of view.
All they know is that they've been sent here to attack or hold this position.
That is what they were trained to do and damn if they weren't going to accomplish the task given them. Bill and Babe make a great story. They are truely the best of friends.
ignamant.cl/wp-includes/7/2368-espiar-un.php It took a war for them to meet each other, but they were destined to meet.