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The Resource Brotherhood of heroes : the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, Bill Sloan

Brotherhood of heroes : the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, Bill Sloan

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Brotherhood of heroes : the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War
Title
Brotherhood of heroes
Title remainder
the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War
Statement of responsibility
Bill Sloan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the scene of one of the most savage no-quarter struggles of modern times, one that has been all but forgotten - until now. Drawing on extensive interviews with Marine veterans, Bill Sloan follows a small group of young Americans through this incredibly vicious campaign and rescues their heroism on Peleliu from obscurity."
  • "Misled by faulty intelligence, the 9,000 Marine infantrymen who landed on Peleliu's beaches under withering enemy fire found themselves facing 11,000 Japanese embedded in an intricate network of caves and underground fortifications unrivaled in the history of warfare. At the heart of the Japanese defensive system was a maze of sheer cliffs and deep ravines known collectively as the Umurbrogol plateau. Endless strings of ridges bristled with concealed artillery, mortars, machine guns, and riflemen, making every inch of contested ground a potential death trap for Marines."
  • "Bill Sloan's narrative weaves together the experiences of the men who were there, producing a tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu - a melee of nonstop infantry attacks, ferocious hand-to-hand fighting, night assaults, and exhausting forced marches in temperatures that topped 115 degrees. With casualties in some infantry units averaging more than sixty percent, Peleliu ranks with the bloodiest battles in the Corps' history. Exemplifying these staggering losses was K Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment (K/3/5), on whose gallant officers and enlisted men the narrative focuses from the initial assault on the beaches to the horrific struggle for the Umurbrogol's crags and crevices."
  • "Surprisingly, Peleliu received little public notice back in the States even as it was being fought and was virtually forgotten after the war, despite elements of controversy that are still debated by military strategists today. The invasion was ordered by Army General Douglas MacArthur to protect his flank as he launched his campaign to recapture the Philippines. But many experts believed then - and still maintain today - that the bloodshed at Peleliu was needless and that the island could have been safely bypassed."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sloan, Bill
Dewey number
940.54/266
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.99.P4
LC item number
S66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944
  • United States
  • United States
  • Peleliu
Label
Brotherhood of heroes : the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, Bill Sloan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-368) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Old Breed, New Blood -- A Rest Camp from Hell -- The Road to Peleliu -- Sea of Chaos; Isle of Fire -- The White Beaches Turn Red -- A Bloody Nose at the Airfield -- Point of No Return -- Death and Denial -- Hills, Horrors, and Heroes -- North Through Sniper Alley -- Nightmare on Ngesebus -- Picking Satan's Pocket -- A Stinking, Timeless Void -- Lost Leaders and Fallen Friends -- Legion of the Almost-Damned -- Next Stop: Okinawa -- Epilogue
Control code
57236282
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260091
Lccn
2004065316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)57236282
Label
Brotherhood of heroes : the Marines at Peleliu, 1944 : the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, Bill Sloan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Old Breed, New Blood -- A Rest Camp from Hell -- The Road to Peleliu -- Sea of Chaos; Isle of Fire -- The White Beaches Turn Red -- A Bloody Nose at the Airfield -- Point of No Return -- Death and Denial -- Hills, Horrors, and Heroes -- North Through Sniper Alley -- Nightmare on Ngesebus -- Picking Satan's Pocket -- A Stinking, Timeless Void -- Lost Leaders and Fallen Friends -- Legion of the Almost-Damned -- Next Stop: Okinawa -- Epilogue
Control code
57236282
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260091
Lccn
2004065316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)57236282

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