In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of Now E. B. Sledge’s acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and. In his own book, Wartime, Paul Fussell called With the Old Breed “one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war.” John Keegan referred to it in The Second. WITH THE OLD BREED At Peleliu and Okinawa By E.B. Sledge Illustrated. pages. Ballantine Books. $ Eugene Bondurant Sledge.
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Along the way, he interposes his deeper thoughts. Sledge’s account of other marines, even complete strangers, sets him apart as a memoirist of war.
Author Sledge, Sledgehammer, takes you from civilian life to the sledhe days of the war in the Pacific. And on hearing of the surrender of Japan and the ending of the war: They do not surrender, they db lure American medics to their wounded and eledge blow themselves and the medics up with grenades.
Sledge is so little an author in the pejorative sense that his eye seems never to wander from his subject to contemplate the literary effect he’s creating. Sledge’s honesty and compassion for the other marines, even complete strangers, sets him apart as a memoirist of war. My favorite parts were Odl Sledge’s stories I somehow dislike Leckie, but probably because of the actor hehe.
Sledge’s memoir of his In his own book, Wartime, Paul Fussell called With the Old Breed “one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war. Sledge is a Southern, Christian boy.
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Your generation is truly the greatest generation. Or maybe if you are into the outdoors you have been on a miserable hike when you suddenly had a case of the runs. That esprit de corps sustained us. Eugene Sledge, after the war, became a professor of biology at a university in Alabama.
The patriotism, the sense the country pulling together, the neighborhoods where people still knew one another, the clothes, the cars, the music Final Book Review 2 10 Jan 05, Sledge’s memoirs also depict a fanatical, military enemy–much like today’s beeed “Islamsists”–that is difficult for post WWII generations to connect with Japan, our current friend, ally and trading partner.
View all 7 comments. Other editions – View all With the Old Breed: As I read it two things struck me.
The best writings are usually through first hand accounts. Sledge that he left us with this chronicle of his preparation for war, and his memories of the Battle at Peleliu and Okinawa.
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His wonderings at how men can be so cruel and can become animalistic so quickly within the confines of a battlefield. Instead, I want to highlight a few sentences from the book that in my mind capture the book as a whole: So many dreams lost in the madness that had engulfed us. Quotes from With the Old Bree Sowards rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each time he describes a war-blasted landscape and claims its t Pacific theater veteran and author E.
Sledge discusses not only the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa, but the transition from being a sensitive young man to becoming a hardened, battle-weary veteran. View all 6 comments.
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You really don’t sense that this guy would blow smoke about something that had such a profound influence on his life. Maybe some time when you were extremely hungry slsdge thirsty and there was no food or water immediately at hand.
So all the armchair generals who think we messed up by dropping the A-Bomb need to read this book and remember that it took more than 80 days and overdead Japanese to get a six mile island named Okinawa.
Yet after having read With the Old Breed, I understand a little better why he was the way he was. Logistikens grunder Wiyh Lumsden kr.
With the Old Breed
The reality of battle meant unbearable heat, deafening gunfire, unimaginable brutality and cruelty, the stench of death, and, above all, constant fear. The island could have easily been hopped over as other pockets of Japanese resistance were.
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Earlier this year, I read Medic: If you ever wondered why the men of the greatest generation — the survivors of the Pacific theater — are going to their graves with a deep-seated hatred in their hearts for all things that are Japanese, you need to read this book. And the gore, oh how could I ever forget about the gore of souvenir hunters. Our commanders knew that if we were to win and survive, we must be trained realistically for it whether we liked it or not.
Ribbings etikett Magdalena Ribbing kr. Sledge’s account is told in frank, straight forward and understated language. Occasionally he provides an overall view of the war, but it is primarily his memoir of breee to day life, some routine, some in the middle of combat. I have read this book twice, it is a classic account of one Marines experiences in the Pacific during World War 2. He did not know about the underground fortifications, and the shelling, for all the noise and destruction, which should have practically slesge the island of Japanese, in fact barely touched them.