Much more interesting than the title sounds,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa (Classics of Naval Literature) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
QUICK REVIEW: A well written, concise, highly interesting story of two battles in the Pacific campaign of World War II. The story is gripping and gives a very realistic picture of war. It is experienced through the activities of one Marine Division and follows them from boot camp through the end of the war.
FULL REVIEW: We see these battles from the standpoint of "The Old Breed" which is the name given to the 1st Marine Division. More specifically, we see the story from the experiences of one soldier, the author - E. B. Sledge. We follow him from his decision to join the Marines through boot camp and then onto the two battles (Pelileu and Okinawa), which were among the worst of WWII. His division endures extremely harsh circumstances taking many casualties along the way. The realities of war are brought out strongly in this book which, as Sledge wrote, "made savages of us all." The pace of the book is good - it's not too fast and not too slow. He gives the important details needed to fully tell the experience without dwelling on any one aspect for too long. This is truly a great book, especially if you are at all interested in war.
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