Sunday, 17 June 2012

Pick up the cadence!

An interesting speech by a veteran of the Marines, Eugene Sledge:

Blurb from YouTube posting:
Lecture by Eugene Sledge presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's "The Costs of War" seminar, the first full-scale war revisionism conference in the post-Cold War epoch. Recorded at the Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, May 1994. This seminar was the first anti-war conference from a libertarian (i.e., "right wing") perspective in the post-Cold War era, and set in motion the new and broad-based anti-war movement.

Eugene Bondurant Sledge was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific theater, a university professor, and author. His 1981 memoir "With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa" was, in part, the basis for Ken Burn's PBS documentary on World War II. Mr. Sledge passed away on March 3, 2001 at the age of 77.

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