Thank you Linda for cleaning the thread!
So here it goes again.
I'm now at page 120 and all I can say is, that the description Webster giving, is very detailed and glueing! He describes the way people are, the landscape, the smell, taste ...very nice.
You can find out a few facts about many Easy men and many others of the 506th! For instance Winters, Guarnere, Lyall, Peacock, Hoobler, Sink, Taylor, Randleman, Rader.
For example I didn't read in any other book that Gen. Taylor hated the wool knit cap. So Sink had to tell every man not to wear a knit cap, without a helmet!
I got myself the first printing (1994 LSU) of Websters book. I read that in the current version (Delta 2002) some names have changed because of Websters misnamings. So I looked up the names and I noticed a name Lt. Bownlow
in the old book which is Lt. Peacock
in the new one.
Why does Webster mixed that up and who is Brownlow?
I also noticed that there are some parts missing in the first version! For example in the holland campaign on page 126. They took a break in barn on the west side of uden. The part with the confused lady who pretends to be the owner of the barn is missing completely.
Where does those stories came from, if not from webster himself?
Did they edited the book after interviewing other vets?