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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), ...Show synopsisThe nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms." To find out, Manchester visited those places in the Pacific where as a young Marine he fought the Japanese, and in this book examines his experiences in the line with his fellow soldiers (his "brothers"). He gives us an honest and unabashedly emotional account of his part in the war in the Pacific. "The most moving memoir of combat on WW II that I have ever read. A testimony to the fortitude of man...a gripping, haunting, book." --William L. ShirerHide synopsis
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he was only in Okinamia-not canal-tarawa or pelieu,so many military books quote his "experiences".page(256 paperback he admits he was never in the ist 3)
total feel good nostalgia type "history."
there was a much high of rate of volunteers andmuch lower combat fatigue in viet nam.
(see Stolen Valor ...
Every American should read this book. It is William Manchester's memoir of the Pacific War of World War II, as he saw it. Manchester, who later became one of the most distinguished of American Writers, was a sergeant in the USMC and fought nearly every one of the bloody island campaigns of that war. ...
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