Band Of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, From Normandy To Hitler's Eagle's Nest

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Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak—in Holland and the Ardennes—Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments.

They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them.

This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal—it was a badge of office.


  • BandOfBrothers 01 Open Chapter1a

    Duration: 20min
  • BandOfBrothers 02 Chapter1b

    Duration: 20min
  • BandOfBrothers 03 Chapter2a

    Duration: 15min
  • BandOfBrothers 04 Chapter2b

    Duration: 17min
  • BandOfBrothers 05 Chapter3a

    Duration: 17min
  • BandOfBrothers 06 Chapter3b

    Duration: 19min
  • BandOfBrothers 07 Chapter4a

    Duration: 18min
  • BandOfBrothers 08 Chapter4b

    Duration: 19min
  • BandOfBrothers 09 Chapter5a

    Duration: 22min
  • BandOfBrothers 10 Chapter5b

    Duration: 21min
  • BandOfBrothers 11 Chapter6a

    Duration: 25min
  • BandOfBrothers 12 Chapter6b

    Duration: 23min
  • BandOfBrothers 13 Chapter7a

    Duration: 20min
  • BandOfBrothers 14 Chapter7b

    Duration: 20min
  • BandOfBrothers 15 Chapter8a

    Duration: 24min
  • BandOfBrothers 16 Chapter8b

    Duration: 21min
  • BandOfBrothers 17 Chapter9a

    Duration: 23min
  • BandOfBrothers 18 Chapter9b

    Duration: 23min
  • BandOfBrothers 19 Chapter9c

    Duration: 17min
  • BandOfBrothers 20 Chapter10a

    Duration: 12min
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