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

Want to Read saving…. As a kid, still reading comic books, I found a first publication copy on my father’s book shelf. Burgett was a writer and a former World War II paratrooper.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sledge’s “With the Old Breed”, “Currahee” opens the civilian’s eyes to at least a glimpse of how q war is. He doesn’t hold anything back, so he relates gory details also. Dec 13, Shane Mcgonigal rated it it was amazing. World War II history buffs. Nov 03, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: It gives a lot of insight into what it might have been like to be there, although I don’t think anyone that wasn’t there will ever be able to really understand.

He was among the Airborne troopers screamingg landed in Normandy early on the morning of D-Day. As an intimate, first hand, account of men at war, I doubt if you could go wrong with this novel.


One of only 11 of the original guys in his company to survive the war, I cirrahee well imagine he has spent his whole life since pondering the vagaries of bullets and fate. But then again, it’s a different generation processing horror and shock differently. It’s not just a war story but a greater legend.

It’s a snapshot, from a paratrooper’s point of view, of those first chaotic hours of the invasion of France. eagls

Donald Robert Burgett Snippet view – This book is a record of his encounter with war. The author tells his story from his military training as a paratrooper to fighting battles he was in during World War II in Normandy.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

I look forward to reading his subsequent books 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.

He does a marvelous job Currahee is one of the best books curraheee I have ever read. Lists with This Book.

As a result, initial standards for volunteers were extremely high and the hard training reduced the number of men even further. Ah Currahee; this book started it all Set inthe author enlisted as a paratrooper.

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it over the years. As first-hand accounts from veterans go, this one is pretty evocative of the Normandy drop, probably his best, which ain’t sayin’ all that much. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It is imperative that you read the introduction by Martin Blumenson since it sheds some light on one or two inconsistencies if you’re the nit-picking typetaking into account that the author, as a frontline soldier, wasn’t always aware of the bigger picture and is recounting events as he himself remembers them.

Burgett doesn’t even use chapters to separate towns, battles or days. However, it is presented with a clear prose and provided me, as a beginner, enough material currahe understand the events and inspired me for further readings. It is imperative that you read the introduction by Martin Blumenson since it she So, how do you rate a war memoir?

Seven days in hell In Junethe Allies launched a massive amphibious invasion against Nazi-held France. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana.

Bolich rated it really liked it. Definitely a must read if you are a WWII buff.

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No dramatic flourishes here screa,ing it’s a fact-by-fact, straight as a razor, recounting of events. Feb 19, Michael Romo rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Currahee! Published September 12th by Dell Publishing Company first published

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