The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed ‘Operation Stalemate II’ Marines covered by a USMC Sherman tank # of Company 'A’ Tank Battalion, move cautiously forward during an assault on a Japanese bunker, on the island of Peleliu in the Pacific.
"The 2000 yard stare" by Thomas Lea. This is obviously a war setting but could be a metaphor for life as well. because life can also has this effect on many people; in fact more of an effect (& on more people too) than we commonly imagine :-(
September 1944 – Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' Marine Division and the United States Army's Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
The first wave of LVTs moved toward Peleliu invasion beaches, Palau Islands, 15 Sep note the bombardment lines consisted of LCIs, cruisers, and battleships; photo taken USS Honolulu aircraft - Source: United States National Archives
Field Depot Marines stand-by for movement orders off the Peleliu beach head. This unit was made up of the Marine Ammunition Co, and the Marine Depot Co. These Marines were attached to the Service Group, MarDiv for operations on Peleliu.
On the eve of the Battle of Peleliu, the Marines were told it would be “very tough but very short.” Unfortunately, it would prove to be one of the bloodiest and most neglected battles of the Pacific War.