• Airborne

  • The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company
  • By: Ian Gardner
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-21-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.3 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Some men are born to be warriors, and Ed Shames is one of these men. His incredible combat record includes service at D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and Bastogne and finally in Germany itself.
He was the first man in the Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest. Shames appeared in Band of Brothers, but now, with the comprehensive support of the man himself, the full story of his life and experiences can be told. Written by the author of Tonight We Die as Men, this is a searing account of the combat career of a remarkable young lieutenant serving at the sharp end of World War II.
His insistence on high standards together with a perfection of tactics and techniques did not always win him friends, but that was never the intention. His aim was to win each encounter, each battle, and ultimately the war itself with a minimum loss of life among his men. He was once told by one of his subordinates, "Shames, you are the meanest, roughest son of a bitch I've ever had to deal with. But you brought us home."
©2015 Ian Gardner (P)2015 Recorded Books
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By Kristal Clement on 12-11-17

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This is a great addition to the 101st trove of knowledge. A different view and adds details and context outside of the BOB lens. Really so good and seems quite honest. Try it!

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By Amazon Customer on 06-21-17

The Story of Ed Shames WWII Hero

This book is a first hand account by Ed Shames of his WWII exploits from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle Nest. From winning the U.S. Military's 19th Battlefield Commission during the Normandy Invasion to an amazing number of accomplishments during the War, Ed Shames was involved in a wide range of heroic actions and became one of the 101st best military leaders. This is a great read of one of the original members of the the 101st Band of Brothers.

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By Jonathan on 06-17-16

A great "read".

Wonderfully told story of WW2 paratrooper experiences. And so nice to listen to an American who doesn't boast or "slagg off" his Allies.

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