KINDLE [Company Commander]


  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Company Commander
  • Charles B. MacDonald
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9781580800389

Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review

Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander review É 104 Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review As a newly commisioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish the Battle of the Bulge In Supurb memoir of a Company Commander who joins his unit as a replacement in the fall of 1944 He earns a Silver Star for holding back the German advance at the southern edge of the Bulge longer than anyone thought possible then drives through to meet the Russians on the Elbe Without a pause he s transferred to Third Army thrusting deep into Czechoslovakia and makes it past Pilsen when the war ends and he again meets the Russians Like anyone especially a replacement Captain he s terrified he won t perform in battle that he won t earn the respect of his men Steady on the outside and often called upon by his Colonel for dangerous advances he thinks to himself Here it comes here it comes over and over each time he goes on the attack It must have workedThis isn t a grunt s eye view nor is it the big picture It s in between and Charles McDonald is a perceptive writer I could see most of the tactical situations he describes What the book lacks is significant personal connection between the author and his men or even his family or girl back home All is eclipsed by the responsibilities of a Company Commander and facing daily barrages from German 88mm guns I can t say I blame him

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Company Commander

Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander review É 104 Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review This plain spoken but elouent narrative we live each minute at MacDonald's side sharing in all of combat's misery terror and drama How t Great World War 2 memoir by a young replacement company commander who has to lead battle hardened men into battle and passes all his tests despite early self doubt A real page turner that is not filled with the big strategies of battle but just about young men fighting and surviving during the hard winter months of fighting on the Western Front in 194445

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Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander review É 104 Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review His green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war torn Europe is one of the great true unforgettable war stories of all tim What I enjoyed most was the frankness in the story Captain MacDonald is sent to relieve the current CO of company on the Siegfried Line He is informed that the last group who were uartered in the bunker were blasted out by a half track German flamethrower He vows to not let this happen to him and his men His main concern is being a newly minted Captain will the battle weary veterans accept him into their confidence After a few skirmishes and shellings his fears subside His unit is caught up in the Battle of the Bulge were his group is part of the hastily assembled force that thwarts the efforts of Deitrick s Sixth Panzer Army from breathing through I enjoyed this description as it only centered on their struggle rather than the grand strategy The second part of the story follows Patton s Third Army drive into Germany Some might not enjoy the nonchalance of the treatment of German prisoners or lack thereof Remember these men were watching their bodies being killed by men who brought a lot of death and destruction to Europe Many today would vilify their actions but then we weren t there to judge them His recounting of capturing Leipzig is great How many would love to lay claim to accepting the surrender of Germany s fifth largest city At first he s uit excited about the prospect but as the negotiations drag on he decides never again A great addition to any WWII libraryFive Stars


10 thoughts on “KINDLE [Company Commander]

  1. says: Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review KINDLE [Company Commander]

    Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review KINDLE [Company Commander] Supurb memoir of a Company Commander who joins his unit as a replacement in the fall of 1944 He earns a Silver Star for holding back the German advance at the southern edge of the Bulge longer than anyone thought possible then drives through to meet the Russians on the Elbe Without a pause he's transferred to Thi

  2. says: KINDLE [Company Commander]

    Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review KINDLE [Company Commander] This was written shortly after the end of the war The author went on to become a military historian and his experiences as a company commander parallel those of Winters in Band of Brothers This is not for the faint hearted and the names have not been changed to protect the innocent or the dead His men are revealed with all their flaws As the author says in his preface to make a story of a war authentic you must see war not a has

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    KINDLE [Company Commander] Real life at the sharp end of World War 2Written very shortly after hostilities ceased in that classic veteran’s matter of fact style Macdonald takes us from the Siegfried Line in the Ardennes through the Battle of the Bulge and to the end of the war in the CzechoslovakiaHowever this is different from many memoirs in that he does mention atrocities and the flaws in officers and men although names are changedThis is not grand st

  4. says: Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald KINDLE [Company Commander]

    Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review Read Company Commander Great World War 2 memoir by a young replacement company commander who has to lead battle hardened men into battle and passes all his tests despite early self doubt A real page turner that is not filled with the big strategies of battle but j

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    Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald KINDLE [Company Commander] This book tells the author’s experiences in WWII He begins his war in the autumn of 1944 as a young replacement captain assigned to command a veteran company In the early days of his time on the line he struggles to gain the respect of the men he commands and worries about how he will react to war His unit spends time on the Siegfried Lin

  6. says: Read Company Commander Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review

    KINDLE [Company Commander] I first read this book based upon the recommendation of a school friend way back in the early 80's At the time I had never read a first person account of the war Up to that point I had pored through my dad's old copy of the American Heritage Pictorial History of World War II which whetted my appetite for on the subject Thi

  7. says: KINDLE [Company Commander] Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald

    KINDLE [Company Commander] The most dangerous job in combat is that of a junior officer leading infantry MacDonald not only survived he excelled His Company Co

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  9. says: Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald KINDLE [Company Commander]

    Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald KINDLE [Company Commander] What I enjoyed most was the frankness in the story Captain MacDonald is sent to relieve the current CO of company on the Siegfried Line He is i

  10. says: Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review KINDLE [Company Commander]

    Read Company Commander Charles B. MacDonald ´ 4 review Summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles B. MacDonald In 2013 I read it for the third time in about a decade and each reading has been well worth it Rightfully designated a classic of combat memoirs especially of junior officers

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