Part two of what I'm going to call the 'Peleliu Trilogy' offered more of what we saw with 'Peleliu Landing,' and then some. This extended look at one island campaign is to show us just how intense and long these boys were fighting for this one chunk of land, and how intense the fighting got.
It wasn't quite hand-to-hand combat this week, but it was about as close to that as you would want to be, considering the weaponry being used. If the arrival on the beaches of Peleliu looked horrific, it was nothing compared to the crossing of the airfield. This wide swath of open ground, with virtually no cover at all, while the enemy soldiers are entrenched all around it just waiting for their chance to take out as many marines as possible.
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