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The Bitterest Battle of WWII For US Marines According To The Marines

Battle of Peleliu

Marines cover the beach during blasting heat on Peleliu (Public domain)

The Battle of Peleliu was supposed to be an easy operation. After a string of successful battles on similar islands, the Americans believed that taking Peleliu was going to be a short precursor to General MacArthur’s eventual triumphant return to the Philippines. The Marines were tasked with securing the island and its…

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Wars are often portrayed as large singular events in history but every conflict is a menagerie of thousands of small stories that make up one superior narrative. These are those stories.

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