WWII: Pacific Theater > Battle of Peleliu

1944-09-15 -- 1944-11-27

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    With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge

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. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill--and came to love--his fellow man.

Year: 1981
Genre: Battle of OkinawaBattle of PeleliuWorld War II

    Victory at Peleliu by John Peter Decioccio and Bobby C. Blair

When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944, the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War in the Pacific.

Year: 2011
Genre: Battle of Peleliu

    Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto and Peter Margaritis

On September 15, 1944, the U.S. First Marine Division landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was 22-year-old George Peto. This is the wild and remarkable story of an "Old Breed" Marine, from his youth in the Great Depression, his training and combat in the Pacific, to his life after the war, told in his own words.

Year: 2017
Genre: Battle of PeleliuUS Marines

    Landing in Hell by Peter Margaritis

On September 15, 1944, the United States, in its effort to defeat the Japanese Empire, invaded a tiny island named Peleliu, located at the southern end of the Palau Islands. This island chain lay in the main line of the American advance eastward. The Pacific High Command saw the conquering of this chain as a necessary prelude to General Douglas MacArthur's long-awaited liberation of the Philippines.

Year: 2018
Genre: Battle of Peleliu




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1981With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge World War II, Non-Fiction
At Peleliu and Okinawa
2011Victory at Peleliu by John Peter Decioccio Non-Fiction
The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign
2017Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto US Marines, Non-Fiction
Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine
2018Landing in Hell by Peter Margaritis Non-Fiction
The Pyrrhic Victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944





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