With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Publish date: 1990-10-25
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Much praise has - rightfully - been given to this book. And I can't add more to what has already been said and written about it.What I can say is that it is one of those books that leaves me with a lasting impression I can only recommend it as a 'must read' to any who study the Pacific War - any war...
It's pretty widely known the USA's Pacific island hopping campaign was brutal stuff, but I didn't know how brutal until I read Sledge's With The Old Breed. He takes an unflinching look at several island campaigns, where Marine units would fight for days to capture just a few hundred yards of rough...
If you only read 1 book on fighting in the Pacific Theatre in WWII, this should be the one. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa is the classic story of modern ground combat and amphibious warfare. It is so good because E.B. Sledge does not go in for drama, he tells a straightforward story of ...
I don't get it. Swearing is profane but a fellow marine slitting someone's throat ain't? Aside from that, it's very good, especially how he is so honest about not being a hero.
Very good book. There were some ups and downs while reading, the engagement isn't the same all the time - that's why four stars from me. But still I liked it a lit and recommend.