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The Resource Last man standing : the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944, Dick Camp

Last man standing : the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944, Dick Camp

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Last man standing : the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
Title
Last man standing
Title remainder
the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
Statement of responsibility
Dick Camp
Title variation
  • 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
  • First Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Last Man Standing draws on the Marine Corps' vast archives as well as never-before-published personal interviews from the controversial and bloody Peleliu campaign. Conceived to protect MacArthur's flak in the Philippines, most historians feel the operation was unnecessary after U.S. carrier raids had eliminated Japanese airpower. The men who survived the terrible slaughter - 1st Battalion suffered an incredible 71 percent casualty rate, undoubtedly the highest in Marine Corps history - describe brutal combat, often face to face, against an implacable foe. Last Man Standing highlights the actions of legendary Col. "Chesty" Puller, who repeatedly ordered attacks into the teeth of the enemy fortifications as his regiment was decimated, and Maj. Gen. William Rupertus, the division commander who refused to bring in Army reinforcements. This is an exciting account of combat action, brought to life through the Marine Corps History Division's vast oral history and photography collection. -book cover
Summary
Recounts the events of the 1944 battle of Peleliu, one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history
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286409
Cataloging source
TTF
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Camp, Richard D
Dewey number
940.542666
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
Label
Last man standing : the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944, Dick Camp
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-300) and index
Control code
ocn808842644
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780760341278
Isbn Type
(pbk).
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)808842644
Label
Last man standing : the 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944, Dick Camp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-300) and index
Control code
ocn808842644
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780760341278
Isbn Type
(pbk).
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)808842644

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