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The Old Breed Got it Done

Sledge carried his war experiences around with him for decades before he was able to rehash his experiences, assisted by notes he wrote in the pages of his Bible. He wrote With the Old Breed as a sort of explanation to his family of what he went through. Luckily for the...
Sledge carried his war experiences around with him for decades before he was able to rehash his experiences, assisted by notes he wrote in the pages of his Bible. He wrote With the Old Breed as a sort of explanation to his family of what he went through. Luckily for the rest of us, it got published--all the grit, blood, death and fear of the battles for Peleliu and Okinawa. It wasn't uncommon for young men of his generation to volunteer for service the day after Pearl Harbor (not that many waited to be drafted, and almost nobody dodged the draft in those days), or as soon as they came of age. Sledge waited a year before enlisting, went through training as a mortarman and arrived just in time for the battle of Peleliu. Sledge witnessed a whole lot, none of it glorious. In short, he saw combat bring out the best and worst of human nature, and you'll see it, too, through his eyes. Some war veterans tend to gloss over the horrific gore of combat, particularly veterans of WWII, but Eugene Sledge holds nothing back. Perhaps that's why many reviewers consider this the best war memoir written. I highly recommend this book.

posted by MachineTrooper on April 25, 2010

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When you hear of the war crimes in our battles, this book should be required reading for any juror. The shear savagery of this account from both sides woyld require tribunals to infinity. Interesting after all the war stories I have read, how Sledge puts you in hi...
When you hear of the war crimes in our battles, this book should be required reading for any juror. The shear savagery of this account from both sides woyld require tribunals to infinity. Interesting after all the war stories I have read, how Sledge puts you in his mind effortlessly as you see the insanity of war.

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