Peleliu 1944 Horror in the Pacific DVD
SKU ID #259515
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- Format: NTSC, Color
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 59 Minutes
- Region: 1
The men of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment describe the ferocious battle for Peleliu, “an island on fire.” In conditions that tested the sanity of each man, 9,000 Marines attacked 10,000 battle-hardened Japanese soldiers dug into hundreds of fortified and reinforced coral and limestone caves. 28 days of unrelenting battle with no quarter asked or given. The Marines’ goal…to kill the enemy before they killed you.
The tale of Peleliu is told against a backdrop of archival film footage and photographs by Eugene B. Sledge (author of With the Old Breed), Bill Leyden, R.V Burgin, and Jay de L’Eau (all characterized in the HBO mini-series The Pacific) is as harrowing as any in the history of modern warfare. A battle of total annihilation fought in inhuman conditions. It must never be forgotten.