Vom alten Schlag

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864134111
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: History

Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.

Vom alten Schlag

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864134104
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: History

Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.

With the Old Breed

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0891419195
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: History

“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel interviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B. Sledge’s acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinawa returns to thrill, edify, and inspire a new generation. An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enamored of such heroes as George Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene B. Sledge became part of the war’s famous 1st Marine Division—3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Even after intense training, he was shocked to be thrown into the battle of Peleliu, where “the world was a nightmare of flashes, explosions, and snapping bullets.” By the time Sledge hit the hell of Okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic. Based on notes Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill—and came to love—his fellow man. “In all the literature on the Second World War, there is not a more honest, realistic or moving memoir than Eugene Sledge’s. This is the real deal, the real war: unvarnished, brutal, without a shred of sentimentality or false patriotism, a profound primer on what it actually was like to be in that war. It is a classic that will outlive all the armchair generals’ safe accounts of—not the ‘good war’—but the worst war ever.”—Ken Burns From the Trade Paperback edition.

With the Old Breed

Author: Eugene B Sledge
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409003076
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands... Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy. During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating. Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran. 'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks

Totengrund

Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 9783641050658
Release Date: 2010-11-06
Genre: Fiction

Endlich – Der 8. Fall für Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles Tief verschneite Berge, ein ausgestorbenes Dorf und eine verschwundene Maura Isles – Jane Rizzolis schwierigster Fall ... In einem Dorf in den tief verschneiten Bergen Wyomings ist etwas Schreckliches passiert. Die Fenster der Häuser sind offen, das Essen steht noch auf den Tischen, doch keine Menschenseele ist zu sehen. An diesem verlassenen Ort haben Maura Isles und ihre Freunde während eines Schneesturms Zuflucht gesucht. Und sind seitdem spurlos verschwunden. Nur ein einziger Fußabdruck zeigt, sie waren nicht allein in diesem einsamen Tal ... Als Jane Rizzoli Tage später erfährt, dass ihre Freundin nicht von einer Pathologenkonferenz in Wyoming zurückgekommen ist und ein Autowrack mit vier Toten gefunden wurde – darunter eine verbrannte Frauenleiche in Mauras Alter –, stellt sie sich nur noch eine Frage: Lebt Maura noch?

Vergi die Zeit der Dornen nicht

Author: Günter K. Koschorrek
Publisher:
ISBN: 3881895086
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Deutschland - Soldat - Russlandfeldzug 1941-1945 - Erlebnisbericht - Geschichte 1942-1945

Günter K. Koschorrek war nicht Heerführer, nicht Wissenschaftler oder Historiker, er hat in seinem Buch zusammengefasst, was er als einfacher Soldat im Grauen des Krieges täglich aufgeschrieben hat. Sein Erleben des Krieges war ein anderes als das in den Stäben oder Befehlsständen. Der Verfasser war 19 Jahre alt, als ihn der Krieg in seiner schlimmsten Phase einholte und ihn in seine unerbittliche Gewalt nahm. Er hatte zu gehorchen und nicht nach dem Warum zu fragen. Das NS-Regime, das seine Ziele gnadenlos verfolgte, hatte eine ganze Generation unter Eid und in die Pflicht genommen, ihre Ideale schändlich missbraucht.

China Marine

Author: E. B. Sledge
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817311612
Release Date: 2002-05-10
Genre: History

Eugene Sledge chronicles the experiences he had while serving as a young marine in the First Division during the battle of the Pacific.

Brotherhood of Heroes

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743284607
Release Date: 2005-05-09
Genre: History

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 coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the scene of one of the most savage no-quarter struggles of modern times, one that has been all but forgotten -- until now. Drawing on extensive interviews with Marine veterans, Bill Sloan follows a small group of young Americans through this incredibly vicious campaign and rescues their heroism on Peleliu from obscurity. Misled by faulty intelligence, the 9,000 Marine infantrymen who landed on Peleliu's beaches under withering enemy fire found themselves facing 11,000 Japanese embedded in an intricate network of caves and underground fortifications unrivaled in the history of warfare. At the heart of the Japanese defensive system was a maze of sheer cliffs and deep ravines known collectively as the Umurbrogol plateau. Endless strings of ridges bristled with concealed artillery, mortars, machine guns, and riflemen, making every inch of contested ground a potential death trap for Marines. Making matters worse, Japanese soldiers had been told by their commanders that they were to hold Peleliu at any cost in a suicidal defense of the island. Sloan's gripping narrative seamlessly weaves together the experiences of the men who were there, producing a vivid and unflinching tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu -- a melee of nonstop infantry attacks, ferocious hand-to-hand fighting, night assaults, and exhausting forced marches in temperatures that topped 115 degrees. With casualties in some infantry units averaging more than sixty percent, Peleliu ranks with the bloodiest battles in the Corps' history. Exemplifying these staggering losses was K Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment (K/3/5), on whose gallant officers and enlisted men the narrative focuses from the initial assault on the beaches to the horrific struggle for the Umurbrogol's crags and crevices. Surprisingly, Peleliu received little public notice back in the States even as it was being fought and was virtually forgotten after the war, despite elements of controversy that are still debated by military strategists today. The invasion was ordered by Army General Douglas MacArthur to protect his flank as he launched his campaign to recapture the Philippines. But many experts believed then -- and still maintain today -- that the bloodshed at Peleliu was needless and that the island could have been safely bypassed. In Brotherhood of Heroes, readers witness the brutal spectacle of Peleliu close-up through the eyes of the Marines who fought there. Their story will stand with Ghost Soldiers and Flags of Our Fathers as a modern classic in military history and a riveting read.

Nachtprogramm

Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641135683
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Fiction

Oft kopiert – nie erreicht: Sedaris ist das Original, denn niemand kann die Schrecken des Jungseins und des Familienlebens so haarsträubend komisch und charmant schildern.

The Ultimate Battle

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743292474
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: History

A narrative account of the large-scale land-sea-air battle during the spring of 1945 profiles the conflict as a sobering clash that was marked by the death of America's highest-ranking officer killed during World War II, the hara-kiri deaths of two top-ranking Japanese commanders, and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.