With the Old Breed

This is the real deal, the real war: unvarnished, brutal, without a shred of sentimentality or false patriotism, a profound primer on what it actually was like to be in that war.

Author: E.B. Sledge

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: PSU:000066587682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front-line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns--the bloody campaigns at Peleliu and Okinawa--in which he participated as a teenage soldier. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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 ...

Author: Eugene Bondurant Sledge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091937522

Category: Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944

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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 battle-scarred veteran.

With the Old Breed

A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.

Author: E. B. Sledge

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780891419198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A former member of the First Marine Division gives a front line description of two World War II Pacific campaigns.

With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

Now including a new introduc- tion by Paul Fussell , With the Old Breed presents a stirring , personal account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa . Based on the notes he kept on slips of ...

Author: Eugene Bondurant Sledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195067142

Category: History

Page: 356

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Memoir of the author's experience fighting in too of thebattles of the South Pacific during World War II.

With the Old Breed

This early intimate experience with officer training, together with the subsequent decision to prefer service with the enlisted corps, colors much of the narrative of With the Old Breed. Sledge repeatedly takes stock of officers, ...

Author: Eugene B Sledge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409003076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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 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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Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669355069

Category: History

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The 1st Marine Division’s assault on the Central Pacific island of Peleliu was a relatively minor engagement in the overall perspective of World War II, but for the men who were there, it was a bloody, wearying, and painful engagement. #2 I enlisted in the Marine Corps on 3 December 1942 at Marion, Alabama. I had the month of June at home in Mobile before I had to report to Georgia Tech in Atlanta for training as an officer. Life at Georgia Tech was easy and comfortable, and I didn’t know there was a war going on. #3 The Dago people – as those who were going to San Diego were called – boarded a train in Atlanta. We were on our way to war at last. The trip was uneventful, but interesting. We had never been west before, and we enjoyed the scenery. #4 When we arrived in San Diego, we were greeted by a gruff first sergeant who told us which buses to board. We were then taken to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where we were greeted by our drill instructor, Corporal Doherty.

Old Breed General

The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in WWII. Washington, DC: Infantry Journal Press, 1949. Nez, Chester, and Avila Judith Schless. Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of ...

Author: Amy Rupertus Peacock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811770354

Category: History

Page: 448

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Marine general William H. Rupertus is best known today for writing the Corps’ Rifleman’s Creed, which begins, “This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine”—which has been made famous by films such as Full Metal Jacket and Jarhead. Rupertus was one of the outstanding Marines of the twentieth century, standing alongside men such as Smedley Butler, Chesty Puller, and Arthur Vandegrift, but he died in 1945, so his story has never been told. Rupertus “made his bones” in the USMC’s “savage wars of peace” before World War II: Haiti for three years after World War I, China in 1929 (where he lost his wife and children to the scarlet fever epidemic) and again in 1937 (where he witnessed the beginning of Japan’s war against China that turned into the Pacific War of World War II). In World War II, Rupertus commanded during four important battles: Tulagi and Henderson Field during the Guadalcanal campaign; the Battle of Cape Gloucester; and Peleliu. It was a series of blistering battles—and ultimately victories—that helped break the back of the Japanese and pave the way for American victory. In the course of these battles, Rupertus became the Patton of the Pacific—ruthless in war, always on the attack, merciless against the enemy, undefeated in battles—even as he proved himself very much like Eisenhower, suavely diplomatic and able to balance war with politics. These skills allowed Rupertus to crush the enemy in the malaria-infested jungles of the Pacific and personally escort Eleanor Roosevelt on her tour of the Pacific. Old Breed General is the biography of Rupertus and the story of the Marines at war in the Pacific. This is an American story of love, loss, shock, horror, tragedy, and triumph that focuses on Rupertus and the 1st Marine Division in World War II, but which resonates through the 1st, to Chosin in Korea and James Mattis’s command in Iraq.

The Old Breed of Marine

What I have attempted to preserve fully is this: all significant military history, including all combat; the story of Felber's love for his wife, Bess; and the abiding values of Felber as an Old Breed Marine.

Author: Abraham Felber

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414109

Category: History

Page: 264

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On Friday, August 7, 1942, at 1300, after a furious cannonading by the Navy fighting vessels slamming salvo after salvo into the shores, 36-year-old Marine Sergeant Abraham Felber jumped from a Higgins boat onto Beach Red in the first-wave assault on the deadly jungle island of Guadalcanal. Felber was responsible for writing the Record of Events for his unit, and recorded in meticulous detail the fighting that wrested Guadalcanal from the enemy in the skies, off the shores, and in the muddy jungles. This work is part of the diary that Abraham Felber kept during his service in World War II. It begins with January 7, 1941, and ends with December 31, 1945. As the 1st Sergeant of Headquarters Battery, 11th Marines, Felber dealt with both officers and enlisted men, which exposed him to the perspectives and insights of both. Felber was also granted the unusual privilege of taking photographs during the Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester campaigns, some of which are published here for the first time. Felber's accounts of his unit's role in the combat at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester; his time at Guantanamo Bay, Parris Island and Camp Lejune; daily life, and other experiences are presented here as he recorded them.

A Breed Apart

My Adventures with Britain's Rare Breeds Adam Henson. Suffolk and Norfolk. Their dialect words include hoss for horse, ship for sheep and shote for a young hog. This lovely rural way of speaking is the almost vanished English of the old ...

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473531680

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Discover a forgotten British heritage. The protection and promotion of the UK’s native rare breeds is something that’s in Adam Henson’s blood. His father, Joe, established the Rare Breeds Trust in 1973,and they have been a core attraction at their Cotswold Farm Park, and a part of the Henson family story ever since. In A Breed Apart, Adam Henson takes readers on a very personal journey around the nation, discovering the animals that have shaped our lives and our land throughout the centuries. From postcard perfect Highland Cows to the Cotswold sheep (for whom the Cotswolds are named), to the fearsome, four-horned Manx Loagthan ram and the Ulster White Pig, Adam travels the length and breadth of the British Isles, uncovering the history of these ancient animals, meeting the specialists and farmers who are passionate about their preservation, and shares his hopes for the future of these magnificent and unique breeds and his fight for their survival. This is the story of Britain, told through the native breeds that have nourished and nurtured the nation.

A New old Breed of Pigs for Research

Two - year - old American - Essex sow compared with 2 - year - old Hormel - Hanford cross sow . Weights are 64 and 118 kilograms , respectively . ... The AE pig is a hardy breed in this Texas climate . It adapted well to summer daytime ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210378563

Category: Swine as laboratory animals

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