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Book Title: Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich|
Date of issue: April 1st 1994
ISBN 13: 9780807119013
The author of the book: David Kenyon Webster
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 436 KB
Edition: LSU Press
Read full description of the books Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich:David Kenyon Webster’s memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel.
From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee.
Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war--how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.
Read information about the authorBorn June 2, 1922 in New York, New York
1937-1940, Attended the Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut
1940-1942, Attended Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1942-1945, Rifleman, 101st Airborne Division
1945-1961, Journalist (reporter with Wall Street Journal, L.A. Daily News), writer, public relations (North American Aviation, Systems Development Corporation, Pacific Ocean Park), sales
Interests: Writing, surfing, skin diving, sailing, social justice
September 9, 1961, lost at sea while shark fishing off the coast of Santa Monica, California, leaving a wife and three children
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