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Eight Days in Hell

Talyn

Ronin
Founding Member
Peleliu’s imposing Umurbrogol Mountain dominates the background of Tom Lea’s riveting painting Marines Call It the 2,000 Yard Stare. During eight days of combat on the island, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, would suffer 71 percent casualties.

Major Raymond G. Davis’s 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, was supposed to land on Peleliu Island as a reserve unit, but the battalion’s men found themselves in the crucible of combat the moment they splashed ashore.

Eight Days in Hell

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