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by Donald R. Burgett

  • Author: Donald R. Burgett
  • ISBN: 0783889941
  • ISBN13: 978-0783889948
  • ePub: 1398 kb | FB2: 1501 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co (April 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 381
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 986
  • Format: azw lit docx mbr
Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne ePub download

This all-important hub transportation city was a & take' for the Nazi army to successfully complete their mission begun with the Battle-of-the-Bulge. More specifically, it is the story of the heroic actions of the 101st Airborne Division in thwarting the Nazi advance in World War II seen through the eyes of a 19-year-old rifleman.

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Seven Roads To Hell recounts the bloody 2 day battle for Noville where out manned and outgunned American forces held off vastly superior German forces giving precious time for the defenders of Bastogne to dig in. American tank destroyers made the German Panzers pay dearly fo. . American tank destroyers made the German Panzers pay dearly for every inch of ground while the paratroopers and armored infantry engaged the Germans at close quarters, sometimes hand-to-hand, fighting.

The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division, the fictional Private .

The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division, the fictional Private Ryan's unit, had just finished the battle for the bridge too far, Field Marshal Montgomery's ill-fated Operation Market Garden. As Christmas 1944 approached, the division was settling in for some hard earned rest and recuperation. This book follows Burgett's career in the paratroops as a sequel to his first two books where he relates the stories of the D-Day and Operation Market Garden landings. In "Seven Roads" Burgett relates. SEVEN ROADS TO HELL: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus.

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Seven Roads to Hell" is paratrooper Donald Burgett's memoire of the defense of Bastogne by elements of the 101st Airborne and 9th Armor Divisions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Burgett, a member of A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, has captured the foxhole-level details of the heroic defense of that key Belgian crossroads. Burgett picks up the story as his unit goes into a rest area after the fierce fighting of Operation Market-Garden in Holland.

Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne. Written by Donald R. Burgett. This powerful, action-packed memoir puts us in the middle of the legendary fighting force known as the Screaming Eagles. Narrated by David Guion. Along the way, Donald R. Burgett, just nineteen years old at the time of the battle, vividly captures some of the most horrific action of World War II. From point-blank tank assaults to hand-to-hand combat, Private Burgett and his cold, hungry, and wounded fellow paratroopers stood against an overwhelming enemy force-and won the battle that secured victory for the Allies in World War II. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne. by Donald R.

After the Allied defeat in the Battle of the Bulge, the Screaming Eagles were rushed to Bastogne, a small Belgian crossroads town where seven roads met. The lightly armed paratrooper unit became the "cork in the bottle" of the Nazi onslaught; Bastogne became the key to victory. The soldiers immediately found themselves in close combat. Burgett Read by David Guion. DONALD R. BURGETT lives in Howell, Michigan. He is the author of CURRAHEE! and the soon to be published THE ROAD TO ARNHEM. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy Audiobooks.

Chronicles eleven days in Bastogne, during which the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division held off the Nazi counterattack long enough for Patton's Third Army to redeploy.
Nahelm
This is one of the best WW II books that I have read. I have read "Band of Brothers" and many of the books written by the men made famous in that mini-series. Most were very good books. But this book describes a lot of the minutia of the grueling day to day, hour to hour combat conditions that soldiers endured. Burgett writes in a very matter of fact way, describing horrific conditions, things that he witnessed and moments of battle that he lived through. Over and over I had the thought, "and he was only nineteen!!". These boys were true heroes, and the remaining ones live quiet lives all around us, rarely talking about their experiences. This is why this book is so valuable. It captures a time in our history, and the experiences of young men during the second world war. Truly the greatest generation.
Malalanim
Seven Roads to Hell, ISBN 0440236274, Dell Publishing , 1999, 271 pages, $7.99 by Donald R. Burgett is a history of the fight for Bastogne. This all-important hub transportation city was a `must take' for the Nazi army to successfully complete their mission begun with the Battle-of-the-Bulge. More specifically, it is the story of the heroic actions of the 101st Airborne Division in thwarting the Nazi advance in World War II seen through the eyes of a 19-year-old rifleman.
This legendary Division of "Screaming Eagles", just having concluded 72 days of fighting behind the lines in Holland, was sent to help stem the tide of the Nazi juggernaut that had initiated the so-called Battle-of-the-Bulge and was rolling unimpeded through Europe. The division needed medical attention, replacements of men, food, clothing, equipment, and even arms and ammunition. However, the allies had been caught flatfooted with the crème of the Nazi Army decimating and sending into flight the defenders. This depleted division entered the fray and fought the overwhelming advancing army to a standstill for a solid month in sub-zero weather, ultimately driving them into final retreat.
The telling is quite different from most accounts provided by participants in close-up battle encounters in that the descriptions are quite graphic. More usually, participants in such encounters forget, or tend to gloss-over, the grisly results. The author describes in detail the horrific action, results of tank assaults, artillery barrages, hand-to-hand fighting and the action that is required to relieve the suffering of mortally wounded men. Perhaps the recounting results from the fact that the author recorded his memoirs at the age of twenty when he had just returned from the experiences, and at a time when he had not had time to dwell on them, but rather just recorded matters as they occurred. Regardless, Burgett's presentation of this material is an unvarnished picture of the facts of warfare devoid of any of the niceties or thrills one finds in most presentations by authors or the Hollywood production piece. It also avoids all of the second guessing and political overtones so often found in memoirs of war. This is a recounting that may make men who have encountered similar circumstances a little uneasy. Reviewed by John H. Manhold, award winning fiction/non-fiction author.
Mavegelv
The victory at Bastogne was very likely won at the battle of Noville. When Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division was posted to Noville to blunt the onslaught of the 2nd Panzer Division, it seemed like too little too late. But when Burgett's 1st Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment reinforced them, they were able to make a fight of it.

Seven Roads To Hell recounts the bloody 2 day battle for Noville where out manned and outgunned American forces held off vastly superior German forces giving precious time for the defenders of Bastogne to dig in. American tank destroyers made the German Panzers pay dearly for every inch of ground while the paratroopers and armored infantry engaged the Germans at close quarters, sometimes hand-to-hand, fighting.

While to book goes on to recount the fighting in the Bois Jacques Woods, the lifting of the siege of Bastogne and the reclaiming of lost territory, the battle and withdrawal from Noville are the most illuminating and compelling parts of this book.

Burgett is as graphic and explicit in Seven Roads to Hell as he is in his other books and this lends a gripping sense of realism to his writing. The book contains some period photographs and very good maps, which help explain the dispositions of the forces involved.

The withdrawal from Noville is featured prominently in my historical novel and Seven Roads To Hell contributed substantially to the background of that section of The Last Jump.

John E. Nevola
Author of The Last Jump - A Novel of World War II
Thoginn
I just completed reading this book. I can't add better review of the book than given by many others who have commented before me about the matter of fact, first hand account Burgett gives.
What struck me about the book is that growing up I knew two WWII vets who shared some of their stories with me. One vet was my neighbor and was in infantry. The other vet was my middle school science teacher and was in 11th Armored division, 41st recon regiment, company D. They shared some of their experiences with me. Those stories of combat operations, came back vividly to me reading Burgett's book. A salute to all the men who had to experience that hell, who now are mostly gone, so I can live in the world we have today.
Vivados
Burgett was a private in the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division who was in Company A, 1st Battalion rather than Easy Company, (Band of Brothers, 2nd Battalion) and so his story is different. Although not published until 1999, the book was written shortly after the end of the war which I believe accounts for the vivid character of the writing. His description of the clearing of the Bois Jacques is a strikingly gruesome but honest account of what is required of and experienced by a combat soldier at the tip of the spear.THE BEST account of the unique and horrible experiences of a combat soldier I have ever read.
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