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by Donald R Burgett

eBook Currahee!: A Paratrooper's Account of the Normandy Invasion download ISBN: 0090006801
Author: Donald R Burgett
Publisher: Arrow Books (1968)
Language: English
ePub: 1282 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

Did you know that Private Ryan was a Screaming Eagle.

Donald R. Burgett (April 5, 1925 – March 23, 2017) was a writer and a former World War II paratrooper. He was among the Airborne troopers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of D-Day. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, ("The Screaming Eagles"), and the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Burgett served in Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th PIR as both a rifleman and a machine-gunner.

The first part of the book about the formation of the paratroopers and their early training will be familiar to those who have read Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" or watched the HBO miniseries. From D-Day forward, however, the stories are very different. In comparison to "Currahee!", BoB appears to be an almost sanatized version of the invasion and fighting in Normandy

A Screaming Eagle at Normandy. The book is relatively short, in fact all of the books of the series are short. One of the best books you'll read on the subject of Normandy and the airborne behind Utah Beach.

A Screaming Eagle at Normandy. Donald R. Burgett is a real Screaming Eagle, who jumped with that famed division at Normandy and survived to tell the tale. His memoir vividly portrays the tragic chaos of war: the blood and sweat. Sometimes the maps are a little difficult to understand, but the story of Burgett and the men he was with is told in a straightforward way. I would recommend this book, and the others of the series, to everyone.

Now Donald R. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting . The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. Burgett is a retired roofing contractor who lives northwest of Ann Arbor in Howell, Michigan. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated forests. In this book he tells his story of going thru training and how incredibly tough they were on people.

Donald R Burgett - A National Living Treasure".

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy, the story of Able Company of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Seven Roads to Hell (Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge). Beyond the Rhine: A Screaming Eagle in Germany. Donald R Burgett - A National Living Treasure". Donald Burgett - 101st Airborne 506th PIR, Co A".

Fox Company 506 PIR,101 Airborne Division. 326 Airborne Reenactors Society. Just For Fun. Night Large Formation Record.

The book motivated me to go on to become a paratrooper (now a master parachutist.

World War II. A very nice, clean and unmarked copy. Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose with 8 pages of photos. A fascinating tale of personal combat. The book motivated me to go on to become a paratrooper (now a master parachutist. Nearly a quarter of a century later I'm serving as a . Diplomat and Special Forces Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.

Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy . By Donald R. Burgett Read by David Guion. In June 1944, the Allies launched a massive amphibious invasion against Nazi-held France. But under the cover of darkness, a new breed of fighting man leapt from airplanes through a bullet-stitched, tracer-lit sky to go behind German lines. These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly formed 101st Airborne Division. Now Donald R.

Comments: (4)
I first read Currahee! when I was maybe 10 years old. It was much different from the books on World War II that I had read, which up to then had either been from the point of view of a general or the godlike overview of the historian.
It was the first book on the war my Dad had fought that gave the point of view of the common soldier, although the paratroopers of the 506th were far from common. Dad saw a great deal of combat and never talked about it. Burgett gave me a feeling for what Dad must have gone through, and for that I was grateful. It gave me an appreciation for the hardships of the front-line soldier's life unmatched by any book I've read, save possibly Mauldin's Up Front.
Anyone that wants to know what that war was like on a day to day basis at the sharp end should forget about things like Saving Private Ryan and the television specials with which Stephen Ambrose was involved. This book will tell you all you need to know. It cannot be recommended too highly.
I first read this book in the 8th grade, (I got the 1967 copy from a friend and refuse to give it back)now I'm a junior in high school I and re- read it every year to remind myself how thankful I should be to veterans. Burgett goes into great detail about his training and combat experience in the Normandy invasion. I recomend this book to anybody young adult and above who wants to know exactly the horrors that went on in WWII. Burgett does not sugar coat anything so be prepared. One thing about all of his books is he doesn't really talk a lot about fear only excitement and anticipation, he leaves fear up to the reader.
I have read all of Donald Burgett books and this one is as good as the others. He proves again that he fought for all of us Americans and that we owe him and all his fellow soldiers everything that we have today. As an ex-army Ranger I can relate to his hardships of living outdoors and can picture everything he says. An outstanding book.
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This is the 2nd Donald Burgett book I have read & this one is the best. Burgett just tells the story as he lived the invasion of Normandy and the fighting in the French hedgerows. I have never been in a war (thankfully), but his book really helped me understand how people felt in battle. I really recommend it - cannot wait for his book on Arnhem.