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By the time sledge hit the hell of okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic. Eugene sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, with the old breed. Marine corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. Based on notes sledge secretly kept in a copy of the new testament, with the old breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce pacific theater. With the old breed should be required reading in our classrooms, for this is the brutal reality of war at its most horrific. In december 1942, at the age of nineteen, sledge, a young man from mobile, alabama, decides to enroll in the marine corps. Sledges acclaimed firstperson account of fighting at peleliu. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the pacificthe terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinaryinto terms we mortals can grasp. S history and japanese history book which shares the brutal events happened in the war of peleliu and okinawa. But i am regularly surprised at the otherwise literate people of my acquaintance who not. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 326 pages and is available in paperback format.926 1419 1429 1102 762 399 246 1247 470 154 72 1318 1426 573 13 1535 69 694 769 1005 1478 1504 1065 1196 1350 950 314 871 1188 481 609 1100 1377 1003 1130 928 1475 733 88 919 174 313 543 969