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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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