Company Commander

Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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As a newly commissioned captain of a veteran US Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat experience was war at its most hellish - the Battle of the Bulge.

In this plainspoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the most unforgettable war stories of all time.

©1947 Charles B. MacDonald (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Exceptional story

An incredible first person account of a company commander in a World War II. The story brings to life the actions of the 2nd division in the final year of the war with riveting action.

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Great first person account

MacDonald, who went on to be official historian of the army and author a number of memorable works, here does a remarkable job of providing an honest, highly detailed depiction of his service as an infantry captain in the last year of World War 2. We hear both his internal monologue and direct memories in a clear and engaging prose. It is hard not to come away with a sense of affection and respect for this young captain and his men. A classic that deserves its status as such, with a gifted reader/narrator who adds color and clarity to the text. Fine work all around.

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Amazing

As a member of the Armed Forces this book is a glimpse into the mind of a real Coy commander in battle. He doesn't explain the tactical or strategic plan, but rather, talks about his feelings of dread, fear and confusion during most of the battles. It is a must read for any Army Officer Capt and above.

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Many details I hadn't heard before.

Infantry combat on the personal level, terror and triumph. This was a combat leader who created about his and tried to protect them as best he could. Gritty.

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  • MR J R Stagg
  • 10-26-17

fantastic

repeats itself at time, literally thr same line twice, but its still a fantastic listen

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  • Mr. R. Collins
  • 01-08-17

Interesting Read

This is a really good read, giving a good account of the struggles of a US unit, in Europe just before the end of WW11, worth a read.

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  • Toby
  • 07-05-16

very good book about a personal experience

loved this book, good personal account of ww2 battle of the bulge through to the end of the war. would be nice to hear a little pre war and post war of this commander, but overall a very good book also nice to follow the footsteps of 2nd Indian heads in ardeenes instead of 101st A/B

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