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With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

Author: E B Sledge
Publisher: New York : Presidio Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Presidio Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sledge, E.B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa.
New York : Presidio Press, 2007
(OCoLC)776241781
Named Person: E B Sledge; E B Sledge; E B Sledge
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E B Sledge
ISBN: 9780891419068 0891419063 9780891419198 0891419195
OCLC Number: 124046079
Notes: Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981.
Description: xxiv, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword by Brig. Gen. Walter S. McIlhenny --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction by Victor Davis Hanson --
pt. 1. Peleliu: a neglected battle. Foreword by Lt. Col. John A. Crown ; 1. Making of a Marine ; 2. Preparation for Combat ; 3. On to Peleliu ; 4. Assault into Hell ; 5. Another Amphibious Assault ; 6. Brave Men Lost --
pt. II. Okinawa : the final triumph. Foreword by Capt. Thomas J. Stanley ; 7. Rest and Rehabilitation ; 8. Prelude to Invasion ; 9. Stay of Execution ; 10. Into the Abyss ; 11. Of Shock and Shells ; 12. Of Mud and Maggots ; 13. Breakthrough ; 14. Beyond Shuri ; 15. End of the Agony --
Appendix A. Roll of Honor --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: E.B. Sledge.
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