Brotherhood of Heroes (Heftet)

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

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2006
Antall sider: 400
Forlag: Simon & Schuster
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780743260107
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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.

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