With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

Filename: with-the-old-breed-at-peleliu-and-okinawa.pdf
ISBN: 0195067142
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 326
Author: Eugene Bondurant Sledge
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa in PDF and EPUB Based on notes he kept on slips of paper tucked secretly away in his Bible, Eugene Sledge has written a devastingly powerful memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during WWII. John Keegan describes this stirring account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines as "one of the most arresting doceuments in war literature".


Vom alten Schlag

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ISBN: 9783864134111
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Number of pages: 350
Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag

Download and read online Vom alten Schlag in PDF and EPUB Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.


Vom alten Schlag

Filename: vom-alten-schlag.pdf
ISBN: 9783864134104
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Number of pages: 350
Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag

Download and read online Vom alten Schlag in PDF and EPUB Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.


Vom alten Schlag

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ISBN: 3868833323
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Number of pages: 368
Author: E. B. Sledge
Publisher:

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With the Old Breed

Filename: with-the-old-breed.pdf
ISBN: 0891419195
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Number of pages: 384
Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Presidio Press

Download and read online With the Old Breed in PDF and EPUB “Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel interviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B. Sledge’s acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinawa returns to thrill, edify, and inspire a new generation. An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enamored of such heroes as George Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene B. Sledge became part of the war’s famous 1st Marine Division—3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Even after intense training, he was shocked to be thrown into the battle of Peleliu, where “the world was a nightmare of flashes, explosions, and snapping bullets.” By the time Sledge hit the hell of Okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic. 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. “In all the literature on the Second World War, there is not a more honest, realistic or moving memoir than Eugene Sledge’s. This is the real deal, the real war: unvarnished, brutal, without a shred of sentimentality or false patriotism, a profound primer on what it actually was like to be in that war. It is a classic that will outlive all the armchair generals’ safe accounts of—not the ‘good war’—but the worst war ever.”—Ken Burns From the Trade Paperback edition.


China Marine

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ISBN: 9780817311612
Release Date: 2002-05-10
Number of pages: 167
Author: E. B. Sledge
Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Download and read online China Marine in PDF and EPUB After Japan's surrender in 1945, Sledge and his company were sent to China to maintain order and to calm the seething cauldron of political and ideological unrest created by opposing factions. His regiment was the first Marine unit to return to the ancient city of Peiping (now Beijing) where they witnessed the last of old China and the rise of the Communist state. Sledge also recounts the difficulty of returning to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and resuming civilian life while haunted by shadows of close combat. Through the discipline of writing and the study of biology, Sledge shows how he came to terms with the terrifying memories that had plagued him for years


With the Old Breed

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ISBN: 6138729080
Release Date: 2012-01-21
Number of pages: 124
Author: Richie Krishna Fergus
Publisher:

Download and read online With the Old Breed in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa is a World War II memoir by Eugene Sledge, a United States Marine. Since its first publication in 1981, With the Old Breed has been recognized as one of the best first-hand accounts of combat in the Pacific during World War II. The memoir is based on notes Sledge kept tucked away in a pocket-sized Bible he carried with him during battles.By his own account, Sledge began writing the memoir in 1944, "immediately after Peleliu while we were in rest camp on Pavuvu Island," and continued working on it "as soon as I returned to civilian life" in 1946. Nicknamed "Sledgehammer" by his comrades, Sledge experienced combat during the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa as a 60 mm mortarman while part of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (K/3/5).


With the Old Breed

Filename: with-the-old-breed.pdf
ISBN: 9781409003076
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Eugene B Sledge
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online With the Old Breed in PDF and EPUB The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands... Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy. During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating. Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran. 'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks


Eine h here Pflicht

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ISBN: 9783864135316
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Number of pages: 368
Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Riva Verlag

Download and read online Eine h here Pflicht in PDF and EPUB Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.


Der Operator

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ISBN: 9783959719131
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Number of pages: 384
Author: Robert O'Neill
Publisher: Riva Verlag

Download and read online Der Operator in PDF and EPUB "Ich habe Osama bin Laden getötet!" Abbottabad, Pakistan. Es ist der 2. Mai 2011. Zehn Jahre nach 9/11. Ein bewaffneter Navy SEAL stürmt in das Zimmer. Er hat den al-Qaida-Anführer direkt im Visier, zielt auf seinen Kopf. Dann drückt er ab. Robert O'Neill ist der Mann, der Amerikas Staatsfeind Nr. 1 getötet hat. In seiner Autobiografie beschreibt er detailliert, wie seine Kameraden und er vorgegangen sind und wie die letzten Sekunden im Leben des Terroristenführers aussahen. 16 Jahre lang hat er für sein Vaterland gekämpft. Die lange Ausbildung und das harte Training haben ihn geformt. Eindrücklich erzählt er, wie es sich anfühlt, einen Kameraden nach dem anderen zu verlieren und sich nie sicher zu sein, ob man Frau und Kinder jemals wieder sehen wird. Der Operator ist das Zeugnis eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen und gewährt einen faszinierenden Einblick in eine Mission, die einen der wichtigsten Siege im Kampf gegen den islamistischen Terrorismus markiert.


Jarhead

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ISBN: 3596161827
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 301
Author: Anthony Swofford
Publisher:

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Da steht mein Haus

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ISBN: 9783104014128
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Number of pages: 144
Author: Hans Keilson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Da steht mein Haus in PDF and EPUB »Mit der Veränderung der Persönlichkeit ändert sich auch die Qualität der Erinnerung.« Diesen Satz zitiert Hans Keilson gleich zu Beginn seiner rückblickenden Erzählung. Es sind Spiegelungen und Splitter, leise und zweifelnde Betrachtungen, die in diesen ebenso bewegenden wie heiteren Erinnerungen aufscheinen. Die Jugend in Brandenburg, das Studium und das rauschende Leben in Berlin, das Exil in Holland – das sind die äußeren Stationen dieses Lebens. Wirtschaftskrise, Antisemitismus, Krieg, aber auch Freundschaft, Musik und Hoffnung bilden den Rahmen dazu. Entstanden in den neunziger Jahren, findet Hans Keilson in diesem Buch einen literarischen Ton, der seinem grandiosen und weltweit übersetzten Werk eine weitere Facette hinzufügt. An Stelle eines Nachworts findet sich am Schluss des Bandes ein ausführliches Gespräch über »hundert Jahre« Lebens- und Schaffenszeit. Gleichzeitig erscheinen ausgewählte Essays von Hans Keilson unter dem Titel ›Kein Plädoyer für eine Luftschaukel‹ und die Neuausgabe des frühen Romans ›Das Leben geht weiter‹. Lieferbar sind außerdem die Novelle ›Komödie in Moll‹ und der Roman ›Der Tod des Widersachers‹.


1st Marine Division

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ISBN: 071102958X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 96
Author: Ian Westwell
Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

Download and read online 1st Marine Division in PDF and EPUB A history of the U.S. Marine First Division focuses on its WWII service at Guadalcanal, Pelelieu, and Okinawa, while also covering its involvement in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia.


Understanding the Literature of World War II

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ISBN: 0313304173
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Number of pages: 250
Author: James H. Meredith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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The Costs of War

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ISBN: 9780765804877
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 535
Author: John V. Denson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Download and read online The Costs of War in PDF and EPUB The greatest accomplishment of Western civilization is arguably the achievement of individual liberty through limits on the power of the state. In the war-torn twentieth century, we rarely hear that one of the main costs of armed conflict is long-term loss of liberty to winners and losers alike. Beyond the obvious and direct costs of dead and wounded soldiers, there is the lifetime struggle of veterans to live with their nightmares and their injuries; the hidden economic costs of inflation, debts, and taxes; and more generally the damages caused to our culture, our morality, and to civilization at large. The new edition is now available in paperback, with a number of new essays. It represents a large-scale collective effort to pierce the veils of myth and propaganda to reveal the true costs of war, above all, the cost to liberty. Central to this volume are the views of Ludwig von Mises on war and foreign policy. Mises argued that war, along with colonialism and imperialism, is the greatest enemy of freedom and prosperity, and that peace throughout the world cannot be achieved until the central governments of the major nations become limited in scope and power. In the spirit of these theorems by Mises, the contributors to this volume consider the costs of war generally and assess specific corrosive effects of major American wars since the Revolution. The first section includes chapters on the theoretical and institutional dimensions of the relationship between war and society, including conscription, infringements on freedom, the military as an engine of social change, war and literature, and the right of citizens to bear arms. The second group includes reconsiderations of Lincoln and Churchill, an analysis of the anti-interventionist idea in American politics, a discussion of the meaning of the "just war," an assessment of how World War I changed the course of Western civilization, and finally two eyewitness accounts of the true horrors of actual combat by veterans of World War II. The Costs of War is unique in its combination of historical scope and timeliness for current debates about foreign policy and military intervention. It will be of interest to historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists.