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Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms under fire and to all the brave men who fought fearlessly for freedom. Includes photographs. Read less.
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Their personalities come through as they are interviewed serially and, mostly, separately. Likewise one discovers their view of one another and the their personal slants on the experiences which they shared. Less literature than diary or memoire, the text is nonetheless immediate and enduring. This is a outstanding bookI love the first person narrative no political correctness just straight too the point. Really enjoyed the stories of these incredible men who saved the world from evil.
I would highly recommend this book.
Bill and Babe are just colorful characters who were bravehumble and just incredible warriors. What a fantastic generation they were. We can never say thank you enough to all veterans. Having met WW2 veterans during my time in the service, I was and continue to be in awe of combat veterans. Bill and Babe's story is fascinating. The bond that developed between the two of them once they met in England is remarkable. How they, along with all the other men who fought, could endure for the duration of the war is almost beyond comprehension. The character of these men set them apart as a special breed in a generation that answered their countries call.
What I find revealing about Bill and Babe is that they do not look at themselves as special or brave or hero's but only doing their duty as was expected of them. No where do you get any sense of bragging about their combat experience. It was just a simple matter of doing what they were trained to do.
Their lives after the war and their personal accomplishments are a tribute to their character. Bill's work in setting up the reunions and keeping them going is a testament to his character. Their devotion to each other is a true picture of friendship and the definition of "Brotherhood". A must read! This one was, by far, the best. It begins with Babe and Bill growing up in South Philly, carries through the battles, and tells about after the war, right up to the present. The thoughts of Babe and Bill and their enduring relationship throughout the whole book is priceless!
South Philly Boys to the End these guys took no crap from anyone, even their own officers. The world is a lesser place without these heroes from the Greatest Generation. But their memory lives on through books and memorials and television.
In "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends", Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron not only tell us more in-depth stories of their Easy Company exploits but give us a true insight into the bonds formed in battle that most of the rest of us never experience let alone understand. Heffron and Guarnere grew up literally just blocks from each other on the tough streets of Depression era Philadelphia with the same strengths that would see them through the toughest of times during the Battle of the Bulge and the siege of Bastogne during the bitter Winter of We learn of the toughness ingrained into their generation and the street-wise attitudes that lent them the drive to be among the Army's best, the Parachute Infantry.
That same savvy enabled them to continue to survive some of the toughest actions and conditions of WWII in the European Theater of Operations. Bill was a tough sergeant, the prototypical inspirational leader of his men. Friend to battle the bulge always by example, he not only lead them in combat but also looked after them like a doting father, especially when meeting Babe as Heffron ed Easy Company as a replacement at Aldbourne, the th Regt's.
English home following Easy's Normandy exploits. Robyn Post has done a marvelous job of compiling her interviews of these men not only humanizing each of their personalities but without adding her own to the mix. If you are interested in first-person information on Easy's exploits in battle with the warmth and humor that only these two B Friend to battle the bulge B can tell them, then please buy this book. Following a more than 60 year friendship forged in the toughest of times is educational, humorous and above all, inspirational.
I always read reviews before a purchase a book and there was nothing but praise for this one, so I knew it had to be a good buy. With the original book, Band of Brothers, a lot of the source information was taken from Richard Winters and Carwood Lipton among others, interspersed with interviews from the men when Ambrose met them. Winters diaries were so accurate that the series was phenomenal and the story was told well. In this book, you'll get to know "Wild Bill" and Babe more as individuals, and I'm glad time was taken to get these men's stories.
What a different time it was back then and Bill and Babe paint a good picture of what it was like for them growing up and taking you from their childhood, to their teen years, pre-war, war, and after. If you're a BoB fan this is a must read to get a better feel for these Screaming Eagles.
One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. You get to know both of these 2 people, and what made them tick better than the other ones. Report abuse. I've read a of the books written by and about the band of brothers veterans and this is one of my favourites. Both characters are larger than life and their personalities jump off the s at you. I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions, and I'm not someone who is easily tickled.
If you have read any of the other "easy company" books it pretty much follows the same events but with a different perspective that only these 2 remarkable individuals could describe. Both men come across as humble and do not glorify what they did.
Men like this are rare and you can't help but respect them and be thankfull they existed.Friend to battle the bulge
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