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Dick Winters and the Band of Brothers: From the Editors of WWII History Magazine

Posted By: AlenMiler
Dick Winters and the Band of Brothers: From the Editors of WWII History Magazine

Dick Winters and the Band of Brothers: From the Editors of WWII History Magazine by Kevin Hymel, Flint Whitlock
English | August 21, 2018 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B07GQ92DG4 | 73 pages | MOBI | 2.31 MB

Follow the exploits of Easy Company as you’ve never heard them before, with plenty of surprises on every page.

It’s been nearly 20 years since its release, but HBO’s Band of Brothers continues to endure. Easy Company’s epic wartime journey from Camp Toccoa, Georgia, to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest still captivates us all, and brings World War II to life in ways no television series has done before or since.

…And the best part is, all the stories are true. So wouldn’t you like to hear more?
This exciting book, Dick Winters and the Band of Brothers, will help you do exactly that. From the infamous D-Day battery fight to confronting the SS at “The Island,” you’ll find pages and pages of new details about Easy Company’s odyssey into Germany. You’ll also find personal interviews and newly released material you won’t find anywhere else.

“There’s fire along the hedgerow there. Take care of it.”

This is where the book begins: First Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Winters receiving his D-Day orders from Captain Clarence Hester. (As you might remember, the order should have been given to Easy Company’s then-commander, Thomas Meehan, but his whereabouts were unknown at the time.)

Winters faced difficult numbers—the current Easy Company head count was 11 out of the nearly 200 that had left England. So he mustered a few volunteers from the 506th and formed an ad-hoc team of 17.

The rest of the story, of course, is history. But this book will show you quite a few details the miniseries didn’t mention. To cover their withdrawal after a successful mission, Sergeant Don Malarkey manned a 60mm mortar. He fired so many rounds, though, that he buried it into the ground; he had lost his base plate during his jump and was forced to bore-sight his weapon. The firing shattered every window in a nearby manor house.

And after he was able to collect more men and equipment, Winters reassembled his team and returned to the field, approaching this time from behind the machine gun turrets. You’ll read more about this return mission inside our first story.

Buck Compton tells his story.

This book does more than rehash the past, however. We also provide more first-hand stories from the heroes themselves.

You may recall a scene from the series in which Compton and Winters have a disagreement over Compton’s fraternizing with his enlisted men. You’ll get to read all about Compton’s side of the story.

And how did Compton’s jump into Normandy play out? Similar to Winters’ own.
“Neither my first jump at Benning nor my first jump into enemy territory had gone anything according to plan,” he recalled. “Nothing had been on schedule. Nothing had been smooth. What could possibly come next?”

Easy Company’s Silent Brother

You’ll find new insights into all of your favorite Easy Company names and missions, but you’ll also find stories we guarantee you haven’t seen on television.

Like the exploits of paratrooper Ed Mauser.
His story begins with the formerly silent Easy Company man recalling the first thing he saw when he leapt from the doorway of his C-47 transport plane: another C-47 holding Lieutenant Thomas Meehan, Easy Company’s commander.

“I thought the plane was going to make a landing,” he remembered. “It hit the hedgerow and exploded. I knew all the fellows on it.”

Mauser, who fought with Easy Company’s 2nd Platoon from Normandy to Austria, had never before spoken about his war odyssey. You’ll read about his story in this very special book.

One hundred and forty men formed the original Easy Company from Camp Toccoa. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer veterans from this unit alive with each passing year. Celebrate their legacy and sacrifices by hearing their stories.