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Description Helmet for My Pillow Robert Leckie, one of America's greatest military historians, was both an eyewitness and participant to some of the greatest battles in the Pacific. [PDF] Download Inquebrantable Mi Historia A Mi Manera (Atria Espanol) eBooks [PDF] Download The. From Parris Island to the Pacific -- a young marine's stirring account of combat in World War II--Cover. To read on a device from Amazon, here is the ebook in mobi format. Robert Leckie's “Helmet for My Pillow” has been my single favorite.

His writing style is not the staccato regurgitation of battle lines, company positions, and enemy orders of battle, but instead it is the wrenching and visceral viewpoint of a machinegunner in a dank and slimy pit who waits in the dark for the yellow peril to blot him savagely from existence. Openlibrary OLM. Embed Size px. He speaks easily of the petrifying terror felt by them all when the banzai charges came, and of the following relief when the attacks are repulsed and the field of battle is thick with the corpses of slain Japanese soldiers. Everything and all the world became my enemy, and soon my very body betrayed me and became my foe. It has framed my perspectives of the Marine Corps, of leadership, of enlisted service, of officers, and of combat as I have aged, matured, and risen through the ranks.

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Pages Ppi He writes much as Norman Mailer did in The Naked and the Dead; his story is about the military experience but is not intended to be a military book.

He writes of life and love and, most intensely, of fear: I had not looked into its foliage before the darkness and now I fancied it infested with Japanese. Everything and all the world became my enemy, and soon my very body betrayed me and became my foe. I lay quivering, in that rotten hole while the darkness gathered and all creation conspired for my heart.

How long? I lay for an eternity.

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There was no time. Time had disintegrated in that black void.

Helmet for my pillow

There was only emptiness, and that is something; there was only being: Like the light that comes up suddenly in a darkened theatre, daylight came quickly. Dawn came, and so myself came back to myself. I could see the pale outlines of my comrades to right and left, and I marveled to see how tame my tree could be, how unforbidding could be its branches. I know now why men light fires.

It contains lessons that pertain to us all—lessons about combat, lessons about life and, most importantly, lessons about leadership. His observations on his lot in life, his friends, and his leaders are not so dissimilar from those being made today in places like Marjeh in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

I have read his work dozens of times and will reread it many times more.

I learn a little more each time I read it, and it is so well written that I look forward to reading it again. Reprinted with permission of Lt. Colonel Michael Grice. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Email Address.