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With the Old Breed - At Peleliu and Okinawa

E.B. Sledge

This modern classic of military history has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read" by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during WWII, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge’s experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater. On Peleliu and Okinawa the action was extremely fierce. Amidst oppressive heat and over land obliterated by artillery shells, the combat raged ferociously. Casualties were extreme on both sides, and by the time the Americans had broken through at Okinawa, more than 62,000 Japanese soldiers were dead. Against military policy, Sledge scribbled notes and jammed them into his copy of the New Testament. Those notes form the backbone of what Navy Times said "has been called the best World War II memoir of an enlisted man." The rich tones of narrator George Wilson enhance the drama of this frank and astonishing chronicle.

This modern classic of military history has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read" by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during WWII, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge’s experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater. On Peleliu and Okinawa the action was extremely fierce. Amidst oppressive heat and over land obliterated by artillery shells, the combat raged ferociously. Casualties were extreme on both sides, and by the time the Americans had broken through at Okinawa, more than 62,000 Japanese soldiers were dead. Against military policy, Sledge scribbled notes and jammed them into his copy of the New Testament. Those notes form the backbone of what Navy Times said "has been called the best World War II memoir of an enlisted man." The rich tones of narrator George Wilson enhance the drama of this frank and astonishing chronicle.
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History

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This modern classic of military history has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read" by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during WWII, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge’s experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater. On Peleliu and Okinawa the action was extremely fierce. Amidst oppressive heat and over land obliterated by artillery shells, the combat raged ferociously. Casualties were extreme on both sides, and by the time the Americans had broken through at Okinawa, more than 62,000 Japanese soldiers were dead. Against military policy, Sledge scribbled notes and jammed them into his copy of the New Testament. Those notes form the backbone of what Navy Times said "has been called the best World War II memoir of an enlisted man." The rich tones of narrator George Wilson enhance the drama of this frank and astonishing chronicle.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Wilson

Length:

14h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

35:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:22:14


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:58


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:07:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:02:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:27:21


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

38:53


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

31:57


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

50:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

42:38


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

38:54


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

55:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

58:24


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:00:34


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

38:33


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:19