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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army, and their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.

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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.

"Each of them delivers a relentlessly gripping account highlighting heroism, sacrifice and terrible suffering." ---Kirkus

"They and their story are both remarkable, and a must-read for anyone who enjoyed Band of Brothers in print or on screen." ---Publishers Weekly

"Dick Hill does a splendid job in performing this gem of a tale.... Listeners are treated to a marvelous story of humans at their best and worst." ---AudioFile

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story

Author William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Edward "Babe" Heffron, Robyn Post

Narrated by Dick Hill

Publication date Oct 16, 2007

Running time 11 hrs

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