Parachute Infantry

  • by David Kenyon Webster
  • Narrated by Alan Sklar
  • 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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


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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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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio