By Stephen E. Ambrose
Nearly as good a rifle corporation as any on the planet, effortless corporation, 506th Airborne department, U.S. military, stored getting the cruel assignments -- chargeable for every little thing from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the trap of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.
In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the boys during this courageous unit who fought, went hungry, iced up, and died, a firm that took one hundred fifty percentage casualties and regarded the pink center a badge of place of work. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors in addition to the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the tales, frequently within the men's personal phrases, of those American heroes.
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They were quite at ease.
During the last few months, he had been with a mountain infantry regiment in North Karelia. He was wearing their uniform with the insignia of a corporal. In the buttonhole of his tunic there was the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2d class. He had become even leaner and more mature, a shade more grave perhaps; the two lines about his mouth had become a bit sharper. In our conversation, though, his old, winning smile still flitted over his face as it had two years ago. BRUNSWICK 23 Our former relationship, however, the one between the older and the younger leader of the Junguolk, was gone.
My image of Peter and my understanding of his life underwent a sobering change. Peter, the cosmopolitan, born in Australia, graduated from the university of Vienna, married in London to a Swedish girl, traveling with a British passport, had designed for himself a life without regard for political borders, or at least a regard which was more and more insignificant. Now this course of life had reached an impasse. Suddenly he found himself subjected to new regulations made for nationals rather than for cosmopolitans.