Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program, hosted by Patrick O'Neal, is part of a series that chronicles some of the major battles that, in retrospect, were turning points in the course of World War II. This episode recounts the story of the bloody battle for an atoll in the Pacific that cost the U.S. Marines so many lives in the fight for freedom. Peleiu was its name. Archival film clips, photography, the personal recollections of veterans, and commentary by historians tell the story of the guerilla warfare that defined the battle at Peleiu.