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Title: Peleliu 1944: Horror In The Pacific (1991) | Full Documentary
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URL Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFAO6sMZLq0&t=2364s
Published: May 27, 2023
Author: King of Docs
Post Date: 2023-08-29 21:32:03 by BTP Holdings
Keywords: None
Views: 410
Comments: 3

5 Marines of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment describe the ferocious battle for Peleliu, an "island on fire." 9,000 Marines attacked 10,000 battle hardened Japanese soldiers dug into hundreds of fortified and reinforced coral and limestone caves. The tale of Peleliu is as harrowing as any in the history of modern warfare. A battle of total annihilation fought in inhuman conditions.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

My father was one of the Marines there. He still remembered it with horror all the way to the end.

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Original_Intent  posted on  2023-08-29   23:20:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

To get a much better feel for what it was like, see Tom Hanks "The Pacific" miniseries which covers a number of island invasions by marines of WW2. It may include this island. Hanks' politics aside, it seems a very good production.

Pinguinite  posted on  2023-08-30   0:45:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Original_Intent (#1)

My father was one of the Marines there.

My Mom was in love with a SeaBee, but he got killed in the south Pacific.

Then she met my Dad at a dance hall. She always told my two sisters, "Never marry someone you meet at a dance hall." :-/

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2023-08-31   7:57:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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