With The Old Breed

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  1. phil elsner

    phil elsner New Member

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    i am reading the great book with the old breed by eugene b sledge and this is a book that should be read by any ww2 historian.8)
     
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    I've got that book. A good account of USMC combat in the Pacific.
     
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    Yep. Agreed, its an excellent book. Bit weird at one point, where he's describing his mental state during a battle, but other than that, its a brutally honest account of his experiences.
     
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    Picked that book up, along with Helmut for my Pillow, and Hero of the Pacific a couple months ago. Plan on reading them all before I watch the Speilberg/Hanks Miniseries The Pacific when it is released on DVD.
     
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    Picked up with the old breed too. Haven't really gotten into it yet, but I'm planning on doing it this semester. I just finished Helmet for My Pillow, though. That was good. I was a little confused in some parts about Leckie's time on New Gloucester, but other than that I couldn't put the book down. Great read, and very descriptive.
     
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