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Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich - Stephen E. Ambrose, David Kenyon Webster I can see why this well-written war memoir was rejected by publishers just after WWII -- Webster is simply too honest about his feelings about the army, the Germans (whom he hates, but whose industriousness he comes to admire), the French, officers and war. It's a fairly gritty look at life in one of the most-decorated units in WWII -- yet one written from a fairly realistic (or perhaps jaded) -- perspective.Those who read or watched "Band of Brothers" will recognize many of the combat situations, yet they're told from a subtly different perspective. Sadly, Webster died in 1961 (lost while shark fishing from a small boat off the California coast) so this memoir offers some holes (he details his D-Day drop in Normandy, but we read almost nothing of the battles that came in the days after).Still, it's interesting reading from someone who was being as frank as he could be about war and soldiering, and it's an engrossing read.