American troops with medical detachment of the 12th Armored Division, examine the bodies of prisoners killed by the SS just prior to the evacuation at Landsberg-Kaufering IV in April 28,1945
Easy Company never liberated the camp like they were portrayed in “Why We Fight”
Ah yes, that was the one episode I had seen, prior to seeing another one on the plane home.
But they did in fact see one, ((If Stephen Ambrose is Correct in his book))
This site says that the 12th Armored Division actually got to the camp first but Easy Company arrived the next day to help. So they weren’t the first there like in the series but they did help. After looking at pictures, I am even more impressed at how accurate Band of Brothers got the layout of the camp.
♠ The Angel of Bastogne - Renee LeMaire (1914 - 1944)
“Well if you’re the SS, you’re not gonna let us waltz into Hitler’s house. Probably throw a few rocks at us yourself.”
shifty, my third favorite.
8. What is your favorite non-fiction history book read to date. Share a brief review.
That would be Band of Brothers, my all time favorite book in general. I have read it i think four times, and each time i find something new i missed the first time about E company. Even if you have not seen the mini-series you find yourself getting attached to the men of E-Company, it almost makes you feel like one of them. It has been a while since i read it,i must read it again sometime soon. The Book takes you from Easy Companies training to D-Day, the Bastogne to the end of the War in Germany and Austria. To me, it gave a wonderful look into the company and was great basis for the mini-series. I would recommend it to anyone.