Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story kWe visited Palau in 99 Paddling by seaayak among the archipelago one can still see the remnants of the machine gun emplacements the sunken Zero fighters beer bottles left by concrete bunkers Sadly skeletons are still there in the jungle tooThat experience led me to buy this book and learn about the Pacific Theatre I agree with Sledge it is horror and an indelible shadow on the psyche that the soldiers brought back with them There is now a peace museum on top of the Okinawan hills where it was once mud and corpses and maggots I m not even halfway through the book yet Turn It Off Turn It OffI immediately ran over turned off the T VThe movie began to remind Dad of his time in KoreaThe war movie was in the snow with a lot of explosions machine gun fireThis was the First Only time Dad
Ever Talked About Actualtalked about actual before Anytime before that if asked about the wars he would avoid it or not even answerDad began telling me how his company had been caught in enemy fire from Mortar machine gunsDad one of his close friends were wounded several others illed outright in the carnageDad told me that he crawled over to his buddy all his intestines were hanging out Dad cleaned them with water
From His Canteen Triedhis canteen tried Eugene Sledge becamethan a legend with his memoir With The with water from his canteen tried to. Eugene Sledge becamethan a legend with his memoir With The 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 ins. ,
Individuals perspective from WWII that you can possibly findYou hear so much of the European front that it is such a shock reading from an Americans perspective about so much of the European front that it is such a shock reading from an Americans perspective about Pacific TheaterIt s not for the faint of heart It s violent raw aggressive But importantly it s raw and it s true The honesty from Sledge in regards to war is just something you ll never get anywhere else He manages to depict the hatred and savagery between Marines and Japanese the horror and brutality of war and the change that happens within the individuals around him including himself He does this without being anti war as wellTruly a fantastic read and it makes me sad I ll never meet Eugene Sledge This book brought tears to my eyes made me proud and profoundly changed the way I think about war Told from an everyday soldiers perspective a man that wrote in the margins of his bible and later converted those writings into this bookFrom beginning to end I couldn t put it down I never new men had to go through such a lifestyle to survive in war So many details like the large fat flies that were so heavy with eating fallen soldiers couldn t fly to the never ending article showersI was riveted and would recommend ALL Americans read this book. Nesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater Here is what saved threatened
And Changed His Lifechanged his life too is the story of how he learned to hate and ill and came to love his fellow man In all the literature on the Second World War there is not ahonest 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. Put the intestines back inside his friend His friend was in a great deal of p This book is definitely not for the faint of heart However if you want an accurate account of WWII in the Pacific this story as seen through the eyes of an enlisted private E
b sledge who fought in two of theSledge who fought in two of the battles of the Pacific Peleliu and Okinawa is so powerful and so riveting The book pushes no agenda other than to push the unvarnished truth There are no embellishments The author does not inflate his own accomplishments in any way In fact he seems to go out of his way to minimize them but also goes out of his way to give credit to other soldiers for their acts of heroism and professionalism Moreover because Sledge s account is so authentic this book is completely devoid of any politically correct rhetoric or history revisionism The language is harsh and the author brutally honest down to the most horrific details For me as someone never wore the uniform but whose own father fought in the Battle of Okinawa and who spoke little of it this book was a tough read But I m thankful to have Read It And For Anyone it And for anyone wants to now what really went on in those battles this book is a must read Possibly the best insight on an. Pire a new generation An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enad 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 ept in a copy of the New Testament With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing ho.