Pavuvu Island and continued working on it "as soon as I returned to civilian life" in 1946.
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John Keegan referred to it in The Second World War as one of the most arresting documents in war literature.World War 2 Database.) size of (bunkobon, poket size paperbook?Sledge Papers, RG 96, Auburn University Libraries Special Collections Archives Department.Also separating the book from most other war memoirs is Sledge's description of the sheer physical struggle of living in a combat zone and the debilitating effects of constant fear, fatigue, and filth.And Studs Terkel was so fascinated with the story he interviewed its author for his book, The Good War.Sledges memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during World War II so devastatingly powerful is its sheer honest simplicity and compassion.Sledge describes one instance in which he and a comrade came across the mutilated bodies of three Marines, including one Marine whose genitals had been cut off and stuffed into the corpse's mouth.In late 1943 he enlisted in the.S.The memoir is based on notes Sledge kept tucked away in a pocket-sized Bible he carried with him during battles.
Synopsis edit, sledge's memoir gives a firsthand and unapologetically honest perspective on the Pacific Theater of World War.
Sledges honesty and compassion for the other marines, even complete strangers, sets him apart as a memoirist of war.
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