Witness to War
May 31, 2011 12:44 PM   Subscribe

The Witness to War project is not about the set piece movements of armies, the military strategies of generals, nor the geopolitical nuances that led to war. Instead, it is about the 'foxhole' view of combat as seen by the soldiers who experienced it.
posted by Horselover Phattie (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Great post, thank you!

Interesting to see the Battle of Peleliu so well-represented... as agonizing as it was, what happened there is too-often overlooked.
posted by vorfeed at 1:28 PM on May 31, 2011

> Interesting to see the Battle of Peleliu so well-represented

That battle is also depicted in HBO's "The Pacific".
posted by Horselover Phattie at 3:39 PM on May 31, 2011

This is a fabulous post. Posts like this are why I come to MetaFilter. Truly the best of the web. Thanks.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 10:22 PM on May 31, 2011

I'm not crazy about the pdfs, but the project is absolutely necessary.
posted by Mooseli at 6:10 AM on June 1, 2011

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