Buy Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. Currahee!: a Screaming Eagle at Normandy / Donald R. Burgett ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; introduction by Martin Blumenson. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy () is the memoir of an A company man, 1st battalion, th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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His prose is simple and straightforward and his descriptions of combat are riveting and revealing. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Other books in the series. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated currayee.

Sledge’s “With the Old Breed”, “Currahee” opens the civilian’s eyes to at least a glimpse of how difficult war is. Burgett lived in HowellMichigan. Near the end it got a little tedious with the military descriptions but the stark details of what it was like more than made up for it. Please help by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

Shocking how many people died during training. Burgett went on to fight through Operation Nordwindon into Germany to the Ruhr Valley, the Rhineland, and Bavaria, where he helped capture Hitler’s mountain retreat in southern Germany. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is one of the most straightforward and completely honest combat accounts ever written. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana.

Burgett Snippet view – Views Read Edit View history. Burgett parachuted into Holland, his second combat jump, as part of Operation Market-Garden, and fought for 72 days behind the German lines. There is none of the raw anger that drips from Audie Murphy’s “To Hell and Back”, but you feel Burgett’s rage against the casual slaughter perpetrated by the Germans and his wonder over his survival when so many of his friends die around him.


Retrieved from ” https: Donald Burgett wrote 4 books about his experiences as a paratrooper. As a kid, still reading comic books, I found a first publication copy on my father’s book shelf. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it over the years. They ran to the edge of the stream to pull her out but could not find her.

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May 18, Chas rated it liked it. Good book that helps fill in some additional information about the st at Normandy. The book is endorsed by Eisenhower as “a fascinating first person tale of combat, courage and endurance! It’s a snapshot, from a paratrooper’s point of view, of those first chaotic hours of the invasion of France. The author does not speculate why and so you don’t have any idea either. These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly Jan 17, Doug rated it it was amazing.

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That they did in fact succeed was a tribute to the individuals who coalesced as nomrandy units and took action. Aug 17, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have seen Band of Brothers and enjoyed it this is a great supplement as it shows some of the rougher edges and interesting t A quick read but a good one.

Burgett takes us through the demanding training and the evolving culture of this new breed of warriors. The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. Definitely a must read if you are a WWII buff.

Burgett is a natural story teller who brings you right into the training of a nrmandy that might be correct, I’m not good with military terminology and then onto the bloodstained country of France during D-day and the several days that were after it. However, normany adds to the feeling of being there because it’s likely that Burgett was so overwhelmed that each battle and town just meshed together to create one big blur.


Now imagine you are sitting in this diner with a guy who volunteered to jump out of a plane behind enemy egale, and who did in fact invade France.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

Then he takes the reader to deployment in England and finally to the chaos of combat before dawn on D-Day. However, it is presented with a clear prose and provided me, as a beginner, enough material to understand the currrahee and inspired me for further readings.

He was one of only eleven men out of the original in his company to survive from D-Day in Normandy to the war’s end. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Sep 10, John Nevola rated it really liked it. This is his truth, and what a truth it is! The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. I think it may be an entirely too accurate portrayal about screamng WWII. He was among the Airborne troopers scgeaming landed in Normandy early on the morning of June 6, D Day.

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These were people boys who were trained with one purpose in mind: Paperbackpages. Jul 17, Jenny rated it liked it. At plus pages, it is not a short read. While in action with the st, Burgett was wounded three times and had his M1 rifle shot out of his hands at least twice.

So, how do you rate a war memoir? Aug 05, Al rated it liked it.