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Parachute Infantry

An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

Parachute Infantry( )
Author: Webster, David Kenyon
Introduction by: Ambrose, Stephen E.
ISBN:978-0-8071-1901-3
Publication Date:Apr 1994
Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

An English literature major at Harvard with a talent for writing, twenty-one-year-old David Kenyon Webster volunteered for duty in the U.S. Army?s parachute infantry in 1943 with the aim of seeing combat ?rst-hand and then describing his experiences. His introduction to warfare came at the invasion of Normandy on D-Day in 1944.

Webster went on to see considerable action in the next two years, serving as a combat infantryman in the campaign through northwest Europe, during...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / France
History / Military / United States
History / Military / World War Ii
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds
Author Biography
Webster, David Kenyon (Author)
Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana.

Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.

His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

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