Today’s clip is from part four, of the HBO miniseries, The Pacific. Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie’s units are landing on the Japanese held island of Peleliu. As the Marines hit the beaches and press on to the airfield, they are met with a murderous volume of fire. This is Sledge’s first taste of battle and he begins to get overwhelmed with the ferocity and carnage that is surrounding him.
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