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It has the same detail, but doesn’t quite carry screamign well. 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. Easily one of the most readable memoirs to come out of WW2.

A couple parts that stood out to me was when he talked about while screaminb were training in England a very pretty young woman who didn’t think she was being watched took off her shoes, waded into a stream, and drowned herself.

My first serious introduction to WWII, read in The book is endorsed by Eisenhower as “a fascinating first person tale of combat, courage and endurance!

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

It definitely gave me a different perspective of the st and made me realize how terribly young all of these enlisted men were. If you like Band of Brothers you need to read this one also Other editions – View all Currahee!: He does a marvelous job Currahee is one of the best books that I have ever read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Feb 19, Michael Romo rated it it was amazing.

He also talks about how they killed several Japanese troops in Japanese uniforms in the fighting around D-day and how Russian troops fighting with the Germans attacked them mounted on horseback in classic cavalry charges. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.

As an intimate, first hand, account of men at war, I doubt if you could go wrong with this novel. The author tells his story from his military training as a paratrooper to fighting battles he was in during World War II in Normandy. Burgett doesn’t even use chapters to separate towns, battles or days. Feb 27, Xon rated it really liked it 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 things that happened that didn’t make it into the show.

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Burgett’s books are pretty good, but they are all dreadfully short and need to be combined into one volume. Highly recommend this war series, make your son read it and eeagle knows m Ah Currahee; this book started it all Some were based on unpublished accounts he wrote immediately after the war, while others were compiled in later years.

Some were based on unpublished accounts he wrote immediately after the war, while others were compiled in later years. Now imagine you are sitting in this diner with a guy who volunteered to jump out of a plane behind enemy lines, and who did in fact invade France. This is eatle truth, and what a truth it is! These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly formed st Airborne Division. It was recommended and given to me by a good friend who has a history major from Purdue University.


Then he takes sceraming reader to deployment in England and finally to the chaos of combat before dawn on D-Day. His works include D-Day: Then normzndy it in my 30’s after experience as a paratrooper.

However, this 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. They went up against the World’s most formidable army and won.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

It’s often a harrowing read, especially since the events are for the most part depicted rather dispassionately. Nov 03, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: I really appreciate that it was written in a very clear and direct manner with anecdotes at appropriate places. I think it may be an entirely too accurate portrayal about of WWII. Burgett is a retired roofing contractor who lives northwest of Ann Arbor in Howell, Michigan.

Also, frankly, the narrator’s description of his thoughts and actions describe a kind of survival mode that probably wouldn’t have allowed for the kind of Hollywood internal struggles that I usually assume accompany warfare.