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Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett

I think after watching Band of Brothers so many times I’ve sort of come to identify these men as their characters in the movie – but they’re actual men who had the same fears noemandy short-comings and desires as I do. Wow, just finished this read. The book is a really good account of one person’s experience during D-Day. There are some pretty bizarre situations in here, and the mind-set of the airborne soldier in takes some getting used to, but curraee was quite literally a case of desperate situations calling for desperate measures.

How anybody could survive what Burgett went through is beyond human reason.

Donald Burgett

This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources. I suggest this book to all that have as much interest in the ‘st airborne as I do.

Burgett can write this series of eagke takes you through the entire st tour from Normandy to Germany. This series makes a good contrast to Churchill’s “Second World War” which describes the overview of the war. Account Options Sign in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Burgett produced a video series in the last few years about his returning to Europe to visit the sites of his old videos. Donald Burgett shares graphic descriptions of battles and their eayle, and these memories are the “highlights” of the book, emphasizing the atrocities of war without glorifying them.


In this book he tells his story of going thru training and how incredibly tough they were on people.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

If you like Band of Brothers you need to read this one also It’s often a harrowing read, especially since the events are for the most part depicted rather dispassionately. Burgett takes us through the demanding training and the evolving culture of this new breed of warriors.

Lists with This Book. Burgett is a retired roofing contractor who lives northwest of Ann Arbor in Howell, Michigan. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it over the years.

Eage the “praise for” page in the beginning of each book. 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 things that happened that didn’t make it into the show.

At plus pages, it is not a short read.

The author does not speculate why and so you don’t have any idea either. The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. Not as good as the curdahee books I’ve read about the st, but this one was written 41 years ago before the whole “Band of Brothers” thing took off Other books in the series.

Nov 10, Chrissy rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 08, Knowlton Murphy rated it really liked it. Burgett takes you cjrrahee his training to become a paratrooper, to his life in England while waiting for the Normandy jump, to D-Day and the close fighting cufrahee Nazis that ensued in the days after. As first-hand accounts from veterans go, this one is pretty evocative of the Normandy drop, probably his best, sagle ain’t sayin’ all that much.


When, in “Seven Roads to Hell”, his account of the siege of Bastogne, he admits to screaming in his foxhole during heavy shelling, you know he’s not holding much back. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat He is rightfully proud of his service, and America should be proud of him and all the others who served.

Published September 12th by Notmandy Publishing Company first published Feb 19, Michael Romo rated it it was amazing. And kill they did they were referred to by the Germans as the Butchers mit big pockets. This book is a record of his encounter with war. It serves as a useful parallel narrative to the more-known Band of Brothers, covering similar timeframes and battles but without overlapping personnel.

His story is told with no literary flourishes in a very direct style.

It is imperative that you read the introduction by Martin Blumenson since it she So, how do you rate a war memoir?