Banda di fratelli è l'appassionante ricostruzione delle vicende militari dei 147 volontari che durante la seconda guerra mondiale, formarono la compagnia Easy, 506° reggimento fanteria paracadutista della celebre 101ª divisione aviotrasportata dell'esercito americano. Agricoltori, minatori, boscaioli, pescatori: erano tutti gente comune, la maggior parte senza né moglie né figli, ma con un sogno: quello di appartenere a un gruppo con cui identificarsi. Sottoposta a pesanti addestramenti, e divenuta un corpo d'élite della fanteria, la Compagnia Easy ebbe il battesimo del fuoco il 6 giugno 1944, il D-Day, in Normandia. Combatté successivamente in Olanda e in Belgio, guidò il contrattacco sulle Ardenne, entrò in Germania e conquistò il «Nido dell'aquila» di Hitler a Berchtesgaden. Nel corso dei 1095 giorni di storia della compagnia quei ragazzi divennero uomini, ma soprattutto nacque fra loro un legame destinato a durare per sempre: diventarono una banda di fratelli, pronti a dare la vita l'uno per l'altro. Stephen Ambrose ci racconta la loro storia eccezionale, trasportandoci al loro fianco nel vivo dell'azione, e restituendoci le paure, le emozioni e le gioie che provarono.
- ISBN: 8850221010
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 400
“For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother…” - William Shakespeare, Henry V , Act 4, Scene 3 As a history lover, and as someone who loves not getting flamed on Goodreads, I am loathe to say what I am about to say. However, as someone who finds it impossible not to say what I feel l Leggi tutto
"THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, came from different backgrounds, different parts of the country." First off, let me just say that words cannot express my gratitude for the sacrifice that these soldiers made, in this case, not for their Leggi tutto
Little good comes from war, however it does tend to create heros and leaders and show people how to love and depend upon their comrades. The bonds built upon the catastrophic ruin that was World War II is the basis of Stephen E. Ambrose's Band of Brothers . After watching the television miniseries a c Leggi tutto
How many historians does it take to write a bad book that translates into a great TV series ? While the deeds on Easy Company, encompassing the most famous American battles in the ETO, are a goldmine, mr. Ambrose fails to preserve the thrill in print. The participants don't come to life, even tough t Leggi tutto
Rare indeed are the occasions in which I am forced to proclaim an adaptation of the source material to be not just superior, but vastly so. And here we are, with me feeling duty bound do do exactly that. Paratroopers of Easy Company, in the square of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy (June 7, 1944) Let Leggi tutto
The last few chapters were truly unbearable in their intensity. As the soldiers discover for the first time what the real cost and cruelties of the war they fought was, we too are forced to try and understand this unimaginable thing called war that can never be understood even by the ones that fough Leggi tutto
Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" is probably the best ever true WW2 novel I have ever read. It makes an excellent vacation read for those who enjoy this genre. It deals with the individual men of Easy Company, 506 PIR, 101st Airbourne Division. Through Ambrose's portrayal of the men's lives and ordeals
This was so good! Two thumbs up and a booya. I'd give it 6 stars if I could. I saw the HBO series and loved it so I decided to read the book. The book was great too because it gave more information on the war and the men involved. If you have not seen the series, watch it. Then you can call me and t Leggi tutto
AMAZING. I was cold when they were cold, tired with them, hungry with them, and relieved when they left the front lines. I felt like I was there the entire time and could not stop turning the pages. A historical, true, and educational book. Very insightful as to war and the minds of soldiers. Lots o Leggi tutto
FINAL REVIEW. I was a little forgiving early but it got too much. I have just had to write about a few of the many absurdities of this book. 130 pages in and will finish this but if it does not improve it will be lucky to get a 2 star rating. This author called the German soldiers Jerry, babbled abo Leggi tutto
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