With The Old Breed Analysis

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The novel With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge is an account that voice the story of training and two battles fought by Eugene Bondurant Sledge during his time as a private during World War II with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine regiment, and the 1st Marine Division. When reading this novel its helps you to fellow a common American soldier, going through boot camp, and through both of his battles. This firmly shows the sentiments, conditions, and horrors that took place in infantry division that was fought in the pacific. The novel discusses the mind boggling hardships and sentiments of misery that were felt by men during battles, and also shows the trust and friendships that were created between soldiers as they fought together. All through the novel Sledge wrestles with general fierceness of the war, and regularly thinks about whether its fundamental or if there is even a…show more content…
Much different what they expected it to be. By the end of April, the Marines found out that they had to go back up 10th in the Southern portion of Okinawa. During this battle it had become so intense that most of the dead bodies of the marines could not be removed. There became a stink of death as corpses from both sides lay on the ground and were infested with flies and maggots. The battle in Shuri was the last battle fought by the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines of Okinawa. The support given and the explosion of the Amtrak with cargo inside was an unforgettable one, as well as the support by the 8th Marines. Following the relief on June 18th, Company K has lost 41 men and one officer in the battle which half of their Company at this point. As Sledge was relieved of his duty and headed back home, many other soldiers were completely extremely exhausted, physically and
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