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Read Victory at Peleliu ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ý When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944 the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days In fact capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fiHeavy casualties the Wildcats of the 81st Infantry Division were called in at first as support Eventually the 1st Marines Division was evacuated and the 81st Infantry secured the islandNow Bobby C Blair and John Peter DeCioccio tell the story of this campaign through the eyes of the 81st Infantry to offer a revised assessment Previous accounts of the battle have focused on the 1st Marines all but ignoring the 81st Infantry Division's contributions Victory at Peleliu demonstrates that without the army's help the marines could not have succeeded on PeleliuBlair and DeCioccio.

Victory at PeleliuHeavy casualties the Wildcats of the 81st Infantry Division were called in at first as support Eventually the 1st Marines Division was evacuated and the 81st Infantry secured the islandNow Bobby C Blair and John Peter DeCioccio tell the story of this campaign through the eyes of the 81st Infantry to offer a revised assessment Previous accounts of the battle have focused on the 1st Marines all but ignoring the 81st Infantry Division's contributions Victory at Peleliu demonstrates that without the army's help the marines could not have succeeded on PeleliuBlair and DeCioccio.

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Victory at Peleliu Ò When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944 the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days In fact capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War in the Pacific Rather than the easy conuest they were led to expect the Marines who landed on Peleliu faced a war of attrition from the island's Japanese defenders who had dug tunnels and fortified the island's rugged terrain When the Marines' advance stalled after a week of. Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF í Bobby C. Blair

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Bobby C. Blair í 8 Read Have mined the 81st Division's unit records and interviewed scores of veteran participants The new data they offer challenge the orthodox view that the 81st Infantry merely mopped up an already broken enemy Allowing their interviewees to tell much of the story the authors also give a human face to a brutal battleAlthough American efforts in the Palau Islands proved largely unnecessary to ultimately defeating the Japanese the lessons learned on Peleliu were crucial in subseuent fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa The 81st Infantry's contributions are now part of that larger stor.