• by Ian Gardner
  • Narrated by P.J. Ochlan
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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."


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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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WWII History

If you have followed the ETO history for World War II and 101st airborne,then this is a must read or must listen to account...very informative on items left out of the HBO mini series BOB's & S.E.Ambrose book of the 506th PIR.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books