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Fighting With the Filthy Thirteen

The World War II Story of Jack Womer - Ranger and Paratrooper
Written by: Jack Womer, Stephen Devito
Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division (and the inspiration for the movie “The Dirty Dozen”).

In this long awaited work one of the squad’s integral members - and probably its best soldier - reveals his own inside account of fighting as a spearhead of the Screaming Eagles in Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.

Jack Womer was originally a member of the 29th Infantry Division and was selected to be part of its elite Ranger battalion. But after a year of grueling training under the eyes of British Commando instructors, the 29th Rangers were suddenly dissolved. Bitterly disappointed, Womer asked for transfer to another elite unit, the Screaming Eagles, where room was found for him among the division’s most miscreant squad of brawlers, drunkards, and goof-offs.

Beginning on June 6, 1944, however, the Filthy Thirteen began proving themselves more a menace to the German Army than they had been to their own officers and the good people of England, embarking on a year-of ferocious combat at the very tip of the Allied advance in Europe.

In this work, with the help of Stephen DeVito, Jack provides an amazingly frank look at close-quarters combat in Europe, as well as the almost surreal experience of dust-bowl-era GI’s entering country after country in their grapple with the Wehrmacht, finally ending up in Hitler’s mountaintop lair in Germany itself.

Throughout his fights, Jack Womer credited his Ranger/Commando training for helping him to survive, even though most of the rest of the Filthy Thirteen did not. And in the end he found the reward he had most coveted all along: being able to return to his fiancée Theresa back in the States.

©2012 Stephen C. DeVito and Jack Womer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • DANCER and ROMANCER
  • 09-03-19

not what expected

not enough about the war, allot of it is about personal life which I personally found boring as I have no connection the the person. but still found interesting the training and differences between the British view and American. i
wish there was more information on the war and less about the women he was with. most books I have listened to are not people blowing their own trumpet, and he comes across very self obsessed but this may just be me.
the writing was also very repetitive.

this is the only review I have ever written. I can't be bothered to write another one. I have lost 5 minutes of my life writing the crap.

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  • Stephen
  • 26-06-18

Could not put it down very good

Very good book I was there when listening, I could smell the cordite and hear the gunfire

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  • Mark
  • 02-04-18

Unbelievable

If the story and thoughts of this bloke are to be believed, what an ignorant selfish self centred and big headed article. I couldn't even get half way through the book. Complete rubbish and utterly offensive.
Not even an interesting listen, definitely wouldn't recommend for any reason.
I never write reviews but just had to this time.

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  • James Odin
  • 27-05-16

An honest first hand account of war.

Sgt. Womer tells his story worts and all.

Essential reading for all so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past.

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  • Toby
  • 06-04-15

another incredible filthy 13

fantastic book to read, after reading jake mcnaise's book this book adds some nice extras to the fame and heroism of the filthy 13.

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  • John S
  • 07-06-17

Dreadful

What disappointed you about Fighting With the Filthy Thirteen?

Dull narration, not well written, I can't say if the stories are true but they sound far fetched and the way they are told is not very interesting so you end up not really engaged

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Monotone voice no interest

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

bored

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