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With the Old Breed

At Peleliu and Okinawa

The memoir recounts the harrowing experiences of a U.S. Marine during two of the Pacific War's fiercest battles, providing a gritty and detailed account of combat life. It offers a personal perspective on the brutality of war, the bonds between soldiers, and the psychological toll of battle on those who survive.

Key points:

1. War Brutality: Sledge's memoir vividly depicts the harsh realities of war, emphasizing its terrifying and dehumanizing nature.

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