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Islands of the Damned

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Islands of the Damned

A Marine at War in the Pacific

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Islands of the Damned by R.V. Burgin
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Watch author RV Burgin discuss "Islands of the Damned" and "The Pacific." See R.V. Burgin in the award winning documentary film Peleliu 1944: Horror in the Pacific. Click here for more information. This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of "hara kiri" victims, to the final howling "banzai" attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat. An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, "Islands of the Damned" brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War.
Release date Australia
August 16th, 2010
Author
Contributor
With Bill Marvel
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations, maps
Imprint
New American Library
Pages
296
Dimensions
156x240x27
ISBN-13
9780451229908
Product ID
3895369

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