LANDING IN HELL: The Pyrrhic Victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944
Underestimating the enemy, the Peleliu campaign took two and a half months instead of a few days of hard bitter fighting, and just a week after landing, having sustained terrific losses in fierce combat, Chesty Puller's 1st Marine Regiment was withdrawn. Margaritis analyzes in detail what went wrong, and the deadly consequences for those Marines who fought so heroically. Illus.
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