With the Old Breed

Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, this book tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men Eugene Sledge fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to ...

With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed

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 islandsa Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as 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

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With the Old Breed
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: E. B. Sledge
Categories: Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Random House

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 islandsa Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can
With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Eugene Bondurant Sledge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Memoir of the author's experience fighting in too of thebattles of the South Pacific during World War II.
With the Old Breed
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: E. B. Sledge
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Presidio Press

A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.
With the Old Breed
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Eugene B Sledge
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-07 - Publisher: Random House

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
Twenty-Two on Peleliu
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: George Peto, Peter Margaritis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-19 - Publisher: Casemate

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

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