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Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific [Paperback]

R. V. Burgin , Bill Marvel
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: New American Library (Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451232267
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 18 May 2010
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Written by a Marine who fought in some of the critical and bloodiest battles in the Pacific island hopping campaign, this is an excellent personal memoire. The author pulls no punches in his desriptions of what it was like to fight in the Pacific and particularly the many close quarter encounters with the Japanese at night. A member of a mortar platoon of a Marine infantry company, he gives a really good overall view of what it was like to fight as a member of a close knit team. His description of the fight for Peleliu is gripping and the reader will be sobered by the fact that of the 235 men in his company who landed on Peleliu, only 85 were left on their feet at the end of the battle. A really good read that is highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars War is Hell! 18 May 2014
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I chose this title because I very much liked this book. This is a personal view of some of the most violent days for R. V. Burgin who tells his reader of the gruesome details faced by these WWII American fighters and the months of fighting his Japanese foes. burgin tell his reader how he met his Australian bride.
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5.0 out of 5 stars grate 7 April 2014
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grate book good read and delivered very quickly love reading all about the pacific campaign and have read a few others from the same time
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