With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa Setting & Symbolism

E. B. Sledge
This Study Guide consists of approximately 43 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa.
This section contains 925 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa Study Guide

Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucesterappears in non-fiction

The places indicated were the sites of previous marine amphibious assaults. Although victorious, the marines suffered enormous casualties and experienced utmost savagery. Many of the marines in K/3/5 are veterans of Guadalcanal or Cape Gloucester, or both. The behavior of the Japanese defenses in all three battles consisted of an all-out beach defense followed by repetitive banzai charges. This defense was not particularly effective and was anticipated—wrongly—by the marines at Peleliu.

Pavuvuappears in non-fiction

Pavuvu is a small island in the Russell Island chain, northwest of Guadalcanal. It was used by the marines as a training and rehabilitation camp prior to the assaults on both Peleliu and Okinawa. Sledge found life on Pavuvu boring and largely unpleasant. A photograph of Bob Hope and officers attending a show on Pavuvu is included in the photographic plates in the text...

(read more)

This section contains 925 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.