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  • Brotherhood of Heroes

  • The Marines at Peleliu, 1944
  • By: Bill Sloan
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

A Band of Brothers for the Pacific, this is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious, yet largely forgotten, battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the scene for one of the most savage struggles of modern times, a true killing ground that has all but been forgotten, until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great combat narrative

  • By Gabriel on 04-05-06

As if you were there!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-06

This is a dramatic and realistic account of a lost WW2 battle that at the time made marginal strategic sense. The stories of loss and heroism make me proud to say "I am an American" in memory for the heroes that kept this country free. One of the best books of military history that I have the pleasure of enjoying.

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