Summary

David Kenyon Webster's memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a firsthand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and it stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war - how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.
©1994, 2002 David Kenyon Webster (P)2014 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By Ian David Williamson on 19-05-16

Well written but I did not enjoy this book.

Having read and enjoyed books by all the other members of the 'Band of Brothers' sadly this one left me cold. Webster appears to have been unhappy for most of his time in the Army and is constant in telling the reader his feelings. Unlike almost every other memoir I have read, I skipped through the last 3 chapters as I couldn't face more of the same.

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5 out of 5 stars
By gavin on 17-04-16

Brilliant

Brilliant. As personal war stories go this one is the best. well performed and very detailed.
great book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 03-07-15

Turn up your listening speed

What did you love best about Parachute Infantry?

I have only one thing to say. Turn up the speed of your player. This guy is slow... REALLY slooooow.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barry on 02-04-15

loved this Book

This book takes you to the front lines. I felt like I was there. If your a WW2 buff it's a must listen.

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