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Four books in this series Currahee! This is a very good first-hand account of a paratrooper’s training and combat with the st Airborne before and during the early days of the European invasion.

Some were based on unpublished accounts he wrote immediately after the war, while others were compiled in later years.

He goes into just enough detail to keep you reading but without going into long explanations. It doesn’t have the action, but it is very entertaining Burgett is a retired roofing curfahee who lives northwest of Ann Arbor in Howell, Michigan.

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The book is a really good account of one person’s experience during D-Day. The best first person account of the Normandy jump. Aug 03, Tony rated it really liked it. Jan 07, Jeffrey Dagle rated it it was amazing.

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However, it is presented with a clear prose and provided me, as a beginner, enough material to understand the events and inspired me for further readings. Burgett takes us through the demanding training and the evolving culture of this new breed of warriors.


And the horrors of war. It gives you a very good idea of what life was as a soldier during that time of the war.

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

This book was the greatest book I have ever read I stayed up all night school night reading this book. The author of this memoir was a paratrooper in WWII. Donald Robert Burgett Snippet view – To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign q.

May 11, Eduardo Sturla rated it it was amazing. This was a fast paced, quick read that I enjoyed. The next book, Across the Arnhem is almost as good. 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.

He does a marvelous job of showing the emotions he went through when friends died, when something happened that went nrmandy them. Nov 27, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: This often made me feel confused, especially if I set the book down for a few hours. Should have left it alone. Views Read Edit View history. Excellent memoir, honestly written, truly scdeaming no holds barred look at training and the fighting in Normandy as seen by Burgett.

You feel like you are there in all the confusion x fighting amongst eaglr hedges. We actually bought this book in Normandy at Utah Beach, when the author was there over Memorial Day weekend doing a book signing. Burgett parachuted into the Netherlandshis second combat jump, as part of Operation Market-Garden [1] with the 1st Allied Airborne Armyand fought for 72 days behind the German lines.

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After just a few weeks rest, he was again sent into combat, this time at the Battle of the Bulge, where the st, along with Combat Command B of the U. As a kid, still reading comic books, I found a first publication copy on my father’s book shelf.

Very interesting, pretty blunt and plain-spoken – makes you look at these guys as ragle old human beings just like the rest of normanxy. Ah Currahee; this book started it all It’s the first book in a series of 4 telling the author’s story of being a paratrooper with the st Airborne during WWII. Lists currahee This Book. Nov 10, Chrissy rated it liked it Shelves: Leading the paratroopers who made it resent the officious demeanor of the MPs. Some of the things he saw and survived were brutal and his luck was phenomenal, especially when you read all 4 of his books.

Easily one of the most readable memoirs to come out of WW2.

If ever you’ve harboured some doubt that war is indeed hell, currshee this book should set you straight fairly quickly. Read this and weep. I really appreciate that it was written in a very clear and direct manner with anecdotes at appropriate places. Jan 08, Knowlton Murphy rated it really liked it.