Some men are born to be warriors, and Ed Shames is one of these men. His incredible combat record includes service at D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and Bastogne and finally in Germany itself.
He was the first man in the Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest. Shames appeared in Band of Brothers, but now, with the comprehensive support of the man himself, the full story of his life and experiences can be told. Written by the author of Tonight We Die as Men, this is a searing account of the combat career of a remarkable young lieutenant serving at the sharp end of World War II.
His insistence on high standards together with a perfection of tactics and techniques did not always win him friends, but that was never the intention. His aim was to win each encounter, each battle, and ultimately the war itself with a minimum loss of life among his men. He was once told by one of his subordinates, "Shames, you are the meanest, roughest son of a bitch I've ever had to deal with. But you brought us home."
©2015 Ian Gardner (P)2015 Recorded Books
If you have followed the ETO history for World War II and 101st airborne,then this is a must read or must listen to account...very informative on items left out of the HBO mini series BOB's & S.E.Ambrose book of the 506th PIR.
This book is a good companion to the band of brothers, as I for one know that everybody in a combat situation will come away with a different version of the same story. Very good read.
Very dry. I love war stories especially WW2 and the Airborne. This was very hard to focus on
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