Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD19506
Released: Oct 16, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400105328
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army-members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms-and to all those who fought for freedom.

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Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Product Number Z10004562
Released: Oct 16, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400125326
Product Number EB00392556
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
ISBN: #9781101207574

Professional reviews

"This work is a memoir of two men who were, and still are, from South Philly. Guarnere and Heffron did not know each other until they were posted to E ("Easy") Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Both men tell the story of their lives before, during, and after WWII. They speak with candor, and this reviewer is reminded of the stories that his father and uncle told of their career and wartime service. Dick Hill does a splendid job in performing this gem of a tale, even managing to sound like a native son of Philadelphia. Listeners are treated to a marvelous story of humans at their best and worst. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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