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With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa

With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa
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by Eugene Bondurant Sledge

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780195067149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoir of the author's experience fighting in too of thebattles of the South Pacific during World War II.

With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed
The World War Two Pacific Classic

by Eugene B Sledge

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-07-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1409003078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands... Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy. During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating. Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran. 'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks

Summary of Eugene B. Sledge's With the Old Breed

Summary of Eugene B. Sledge's With the Old Breed
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by Milkyway Media

  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release : 2022-04-27
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The 1st Marine Division’s assault on the Central Pacific island of Peleliu was a relatively minor engagement in the overall perspective of World War II, but for the men who were there, it was a bloody, wearying, and painful engagement. #2 I enlisted in the Marine Corps on 3 December 1942 at Marion, Alabama. I had the month of June at home in Mobile before I had to report to Georgia Tech in Atlanta for training as an officer. Life at Georgia Tech was easy and comfortable, and I didn’t know there was a war going on. #3 The Dago people – as those who were going to San Diego were called – boarded a train in Atlanta. We were on our way to war at last. The trip was uneventful, but interesting. We had never been west before, and we enjoyed the scenery. #4 When we arrived in San Diego, we were greeted by a gruff first sergeant who told us which buses to board. We were then taken to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where we were greeted by our drill instructor, Corporal Doherty.

The Old Breed of Marine

The Old Breed of Marine
A World War II Diary

by Abraham Felber,Franklin S. Felber,William H. Bartsch

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-09-11
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 0786480556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Friday, August 7, 1942, at 1300, after a furious cannonading by the Navy fighting vessels slamming salvo after salvo into the shores, 36-year-old Marine Sergeant Abraham Felber jumped from a Higgins boat onto Beach Red in the first-wave assault on the deadly jungle island of Guadalcanal. Felber was responsible for writing the Record of Events for his unit, and recorded in meticulous detail the fighting that wrested Guadalcanal from the enemy in the skies, off the shores, and in the muddy jungles. This work is part of the diary that Abraham Felber kept during his service in World War II. It begins with January 7, 1941, and ends with December 31, 1945. As the 1st Sergeant of Headquarters Battery, 11th Marines, Felber dealt with both officers and enlisted men, which exposed him to the perspectives and insights of both. Felber was also granted the unusual privilege of taking photographs during the Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester campaigns, some of which are published here for the first time. Felber's accounts of his unit's role in the combat at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester; his time at Guantanamo Bay, Parris Island and Camp Lejune; daily life, and other experiences are presented here as he recorded them.

With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa

by E. B. Sledge

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-07-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781409003083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brotherhood of Heroes

Brotherhood of Heroes
The Marines at Peleliu, 1944 -- The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War

by Bill Sloan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-05-09
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0743284607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Band of Brothers for the Pacific is the gut-wrenching and ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious—yet largely forgotten—battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the setting for one of the most savage struggles of modern times, a true killing ground that has been all but forgotten—until now. Drawing on interviews with Peleliu veterans, Bill Sloan's gripping narrative seamlessly weaves together the experiences of the men who were there, producing a vivid and unflinching tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu. Emotionally moving and gripping in its depictions of combat, Brotherhood of Heroes rescues the Corps's bloodiest battle from obscurity and does honor to the Marines who fought it.

China Marine

China Marine
An Infantryman's Life After World War II

by E. B. Sledge,Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 0195167767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published: Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2002.

Tales of Valor

Tales of Valor
Rebirth of Latter-Day Heroes in the Image of Biblical Paladins

by Howard J. Leavitt

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2004-06-28
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1413411312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Which astronaut repaired the Hubble telescope during a walk in space? Who was the model for the movie "The Man Who Never Was?" What officer was responsible for the eradication of flogging in the U.S. Navy? Who is the most decorated living U.S. Army veteran? That the uncle of a world-famous entertainer won the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea? What officer led the mission to rescue General Patton's son-in-law? Who was the commanding officer of the famed WW II B-17 Rosie's Riveters? Who commanded both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets of the U.S. submarine forces? What soldier, born in Lithuania, was the Commanding General of the U.S. Special Forces? Who commanded the battleship Utah at Pearl Harbor and received the Navy Cross? What French general was commended by Napoleon as "...one of the greatest of the great?" What general commanded the Australian forces in France in World War I? Who was and remains the only dentist in the Army to win the Congressional Medal of Honor? Who won both the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I? Who won the Navy Cross during World War I and another during World War II? What Navy surgeon received the Silver Star in Vietnam and is being considered for the Medal of Honor? Who was one of the first nurses to die in Europe in WW II and is buried in a military cemetery in France? What famous Los Angeles police officer and attorney won two Bronze Stars in Vietnam as a paratrooper? Who was the Jewish chaplain who gave his life aboard the SS Dorchester to save American soldiers? What Israeli astronaut was the youngest participant in the 1981 raid on the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq?

The Old English Game Fowl: Its History, Description, Management, Breeding and Feeding

The Old English Game Fowl: Its History, Description, Management, Breeding and Feeding
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by Herbert Atkinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater (LOA #351)

World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater (LOA #351)
With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa / Flights of Passage / Crossing the Line

by E. B. Sledge,Samuel Hynes,Alvin Kernan

  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release : 2022-01-04
  • Pages : 794
  • ISBN : 1598537040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In one volume, three unforgettable memoirs that capture the brutality, fear, and heroism of the American land, air, and sea war in the Pacific. “Every generation is a secret society,” former Marine pilot Samuel Hynes wrote. “The secret that my generation—the one that came of age during the Second World War—shared was simply the war itself.” This volume brings together the powerful memoirs of three Americans who came of age fighting in the Pacific and who survived to tell their stories. Remarkable literary achievements that capture history with the immediacy of lived experience, all three—presented here in an illustrated collector’s edition—are classics of the modern literature of war. In With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa (1981) Marine veteran E. B. Sledge bears unflinching witness to the horror, fear, and degradation of prolonged close-quarters combat. A mortarman serving in a front-line rifle company, Sledge survived thirty days of nightmarish fighting on the remote coral island of Peleliu, where heat, thirst, filth, and fear and hatred of the Japanese “eroded the veneer of civilization and made savages of us all.” On Okinawa he faced an even greater test of endurance amid deep mud, driving rain, and incessant shelling, as men “fought and bled in an environment so degrading I believed we had been flung into hell’s own cesspool.” Written with precision and clarity, Sledge’s memoir is a haunting testament to his struggle to hold on to decency and sanity, and a moving tribute to the esprit de corps of the U.S. Marines. Flights of Passage (1988) is Samuel Hynes’ evocative and elegiac memoir of his “fairly ordinary flying war.” A “true believer in the religion of flight,” he writes with lyricism, candor, and humor about the joys and dangers of his stateside training as a dive-bomber pilot, the beauty and excitement he experienced flying in combat over the Ryukyu Islands, and his wartime education in the realities of friendship, sex, love, and sudden, random death. Alvin Kernan enlisted in the Navy in 1941 at age seventeen to escape life on a failing Wyoming ranch. Crossing the Line (1994, revised 2007) is a vividly written account of his remarkable service on three aircraft carriers, first as an aviation ordnanceman and then as an air gunner. A perceptive and thoughtful observer of the sailor’s life at sea and on shore, Kernan witnessed the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack and the launching of the Doolittle Raid, armed planes at Midway, survived the sinking of the Hornet, and flew on the final mission of the fighter ace Butch O’Hare. With thirty-two pages of photographs and endpaper maps.

Twenty-Two on Peleliu

Twenty-Two on Peleliu
Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps

by George Peto,Peter Margaritis

  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release : 2017-07-19
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1612005284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A memoir of a tough childhood—and tough combat—by an “adventurous, lively, outspoken, opinionated” WWII Marine veteran (Columbus Dispatch). On September 15, 1944, the US First Marine Division landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was twenty-two-year-old George Peto. Growing up on an Ohio farm, George always preferred being outdoors and exploring. This made school a challenge, but his hunting, fishing, and trapping skills helped put food on his family’s table. As a poor teenager living in a rough area, he got into regular brawls, and he found holding down a job hard because of his wanderlust. After working out west with the CCC, he decided that joining the Marines offered him the opportunity for adventure, plus three square meals a day—so he and his brother joined the Corps in 1941, just a few months before Pearl Harbor. Following boot camp and training, he was initially assigned to various guard units until he was shipped out to the Pacific and assigned to the 1st Marines. His first combat experience was the landing at Finschhaven, followed by Cape Gloucester. Then as a Forward Observer, he went ashore in one of the lead amtracs at Peleliu and saw fierce fighting for a week before the regiment was relieved due to massive casualties. Six months later, his division became the immediate reserve for the initial landing on Okinawa. They encountered no resistance when they came ashore, but would go on to fight on Okinawa for over six months. This is the wild and remarkable story of an “Old Breed” Marine—his youth in the Great Depression, his training and combat in the Pacific, and his life after the war, told in his own words.

Twenty-Two on Peleliu

Twenty-Two on Peleliu
Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: the Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine

by George Peto,Peter Margaritis

  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release : 2021-01-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781612009797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On September 15, 1944, U.S. Marines landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu, as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was 22-year-old George Peto. This is the wild and remarkable story of an "Old Breed" Marine told in his own words.

The pig: a treatise on the breeds, management, feeding, and medical treatment, of swine; with directions for salting pork, and curing bacon and hams

The pig: a treatise on the breeds, management, feeding, and medical treatment, of swine; with directions for salting pork, and curing bacon and hams
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by William Youatt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1847
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pig: a Treatise on the Breeds, Management, Feeding, and Medical Treatment of Swine, Etc

The Pig: a Treatise on the Breeds, Management, Feeding, and Medical Treatment of Swine, Etc
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by William Youatt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1847
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Breeding and Economy of Life Stock, Etc

The Breeding and Economy of Life Stock, Etc
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by James DICKSON (Cattle Dealer.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed
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by Outlet,Outlet Book Company Staff,Random House Value Publishing Staff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985-03-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780517479735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sheep, Our Domestic Breeds and Their Treatment

The Sheep, Our Domestic Breeds and Their Treatment
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by William Charles Linnaeus Martin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1852
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A General View of the Agriculture of the County of Leicester; with Observations on the Means of Its Improvement, Published by Order of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. By William Pitt of Wolverhampton. To which is Annexed a Survey of the County of Rutland by Richard Parkinson

A General View of the Agriculture of the County of Leicester; with Observations on the Means of Its Improvement, Published by Order of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. By William Pitt of Wolverhampton. To which is Annexed a Survey of the County of Rutland by Richard Parkinson
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by William Pitt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1809
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agriculture of Maine

Agriculture of Maine
Annual Report of the Secretary of the Maine Board of Agriculture

by Maine. Board of Agriculture

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agriculture of Maine. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture

Agriculture of Maine. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture
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by Maine. Dept. of Agriculture

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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