With the Old Breed

Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, this book tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men Eugene Sledge fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to ...

Author: E. B. Sledge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091937522

Category: Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944

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The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islandsa Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy. During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating. Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran. 'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks
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With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

Memoir of the author's experience fighting in too of thebattles of the South Pacific during World War II.

Author: Eugene Bondurant Sledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195067142

Category: History

Page: 326

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Memoir of the author's experience fighting in too of thebattles of the South Pacific during World War II.
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With the Old Breed

The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands.

Author: Eugene B Sledge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409003076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC This was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands... Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy. During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating. Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran. 'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks
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Study Guide with the Old Breed by E B Sledge SuperSummary

This 26-page guide for "With the Old Breed" by E.B. Sledge includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 15 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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ISBN: 1731501730

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 26-page guide for "With the Old Breed" by E.B. Sledge includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 15 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Valor and Endurance and War Ethics.
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Brotherhood of Heroes

OLD BREED, NEW BLOOD McMillan's and the official Marine Corps Sources Information on the early history of the U.S. Marine Corps prior to World War I and on the evolution of the First Marine Division was obtained from Heinl's Soldiers of ...

Author: Bill Sloan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284607

Category: History

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A Band of Brothers for the Pacific, this is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious -- yet largely forgotten -- battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the scene of one of the most savage no-quarter struggles of modern times, one that has been all but forgotten -- until now. Drawing on extensive interviews with Marine veterans, Bill Sloan follows a small group of young Americans through this incredibly vicious campaign and rescues their heroism on Peleliu from obscurity. Misled by faulty intelligence, the 9,000 Marine infantrymen who landed on Peleliu's beaches under withering enemy fire found themselves facing 11,000 Japanese embedded in an intricate network of caves and underground fortifications unrivaled in the history of warfare. At the heart of the Japanese defensive system was a maze of sheer cliffs and deep ravines known collectively as the Umurbrogol plateau. Endless strings of ridges bristled with concealed artillery, mortars, machine guns, and riflemen, making every inch of contested ground a potential death trap for Marines. Making matters worse, Japanese soldiers had been told by their commanders that they were to hold Peleliu at any cost in a suicidal defense of the island. Sloan's gripping narrative seamlessly weaves together the experiences of the men who were there, producing a vivid and unflinching tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu -- a melee of nonstop infantry attacks, ferocious hand-to-hand fighting, night assaults, and exhausting forced marches in temperatures that topped 115 degrees. With casualties in some infantry units averaging more than sixty percent, Peleliu ranks with the bloodiest battles in the Corps' history. Exemplifying these staggering losses was K Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment (K/3/5), on whose gallant officers and enlisted men the narrative focuses from the initial assault on the beaches to the horrific struggle for the Umurbrogol's crags and crevices. Surprisingly, Peleliu received little public notice back in the States even as it was being fought and was virtually forgotten after the war, despite elements of controversy that are still debated by military strategists today. The invasion was ordered by Army General Douglas MacArthur to protect his flank as he launched his campaign to recapture the Philippines. But many experts believed then -- and still maintain today -- that the bloodshed at Peleliu was needless and that the island could have been safely bypassed. In Brotherhood of Heroes, readers witness the brutal spectacle of Peleliu close-up through the eyes of the Marines who fought there. Their story will stand with Ghost Soldiers and Flags of Our Fathers as a modern classic in military history and a riveting read.
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World War II Memoirs the Pacific Theater LOA 351

" This volume brings together the powerful memoirs of three Americans who came of age fighting in the Pacific and who survived to tell their stories.

Author: E. B. Sledge

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ISBN: 1598537040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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As we mark the passing of the Greatest Generation, a definitive edition of three classic memoirs that capture the courage, endurance, and humanity of Americans fighting in the Pacific in World War II For the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Library of America presents an authoritative collector's edition of three powerful and evocative memoirs of the fighting in the Pacific on land, sea, and air. E. B. Sledge's With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa bears unflinching witness to the horror, fear, and degradation of modern infantry combat. It's a haunting testament to Sledge's personal struggle to hold onto sanity and decency and a moving tribute to the esprit de corps of the U.S. Marines. Samuel Hynes's Flights of Passage vividly recounts the joy and danger of pilot training and the beauty, excitement, and fear Hynes experienced flying combat missions over the Pacific. Crossing the Line is Alvin Kernan's gripping account of wartime service on aircraft carriers as ordnance man and turret gunner. Kernan sailed into Pearl Harbor the day after the attack, participated in the launch of the Doolittle Raid and the battle of Midway, survived the sinking of the Hornet, and witnessed the last flight of fighter ace Butch O'Hare, namesake of the Chicago airport.
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Twenty Two on Peleliu

This is the wild and remarkable story of an “Old Breed” Marine—his youth in the Great Depression, his training and combat in the Pacific, and his life after the war, told in his own words.

Author: George Peto

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612005287

Category: History

Page: 368

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A memoir of a tough childhood—and tough combat—by an “adventurous, lively, outspoken, opinionated” WWII Marine veteran (Columbus Dispatch). On September 15, 1944, the US First Marine Division landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was twenty-two-year-old George Peto. Growing up on an Ohio farm, George always preferred being outdoors and exploring. This made school a challenge, but his hunting, fishing, and trapping skills helped put food on his family’s table. As a poor teenager living in a rough area, he got into regular brawls, and he found holding down a job hard because of his wanderlust. After working out west with the CCC, he decided that joining the Marines offered him the opportunity for adventure, plus three square meals a day—so he and his brother joined the Corps in 1941, just a few months before Pearl Harbor. Following boot camp and training, he was initially assigned to various guard units until he was shipped out to the Pacific and assigned to the 1st Marines. His first combat experience was the landing at Finschhaven, followed by Cape Gloucester. Then as a Forward Observer, he went ashore in one of the lead amtracs at Peleliu and saw fierce fighting for a week before the regiment was relieved due to massive casualties. Six months later, his division became the immediate reserve for the initial landing on Okinawa. They encountered no resistance when they came ashore, but would go on to fight on Okinawa for over six months. This is the wild and remarkable story of an “Old Breed” Marine—his youth in the Great Depression, his training and combat in the Pacific, and his life after the war, told in his own words.
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The Old Breed of Marine

This work is part of the diary that Abraham Felber kept during his service in World War II. It begins with January 7, 1941, and ends with December 31, 1945.

Author: Abraham Felber

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786480556

Category: History

Page: 263

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On Friday, August 7, 1942, at 1300, after a furious cannonading by the Navy fighting vessels slamming salvo after salvo into the shores, 36-year-old Marine Sergeant Abraham Felber jumped from a Higgins boat onto Beach Red in the first-wave assault on the deadly jungle island of Guadalcanal. Felber was responsible for writing the Record of Events for his unit, and recorded in meticulous detail the fighting that wrested Guadalcanal from the enemy in the skies, off the shores, and in the muddy jungles. This work is part of the diary that Abraham Felber kept during his service in World War II. It begins with January 7, 1941, and ends with December 31, 1945. As the 1st Sergeant of Headquarters Battery, 11th Marines, Felber dealt with both officers and enlisted men, which exposed him to the perspectives and insights of both. Felber was also granted the unusual privilege of taking photographs during the Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester campaigns, some of which are published here for the first time. Felber's accounts of his unit's role in the combat at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester; his time at Guantanamo Bay, Parris Island and Camp Lejune; daily life, and other experiences are presented here as he recorded them.
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China Marine

Originally published: Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2002.

Author: E. B. Sledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195167764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

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Originally published: Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2002.
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Alabama Afternoons

Eugene Sledge “WITH THE OLD BREED” His name and book have becomefamous now, thefocus, in part, ofKen Burns' 2007 PBS documentary The War and the 2010 HBO drama The Pacific produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Author: Roy Hoffman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817317393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Alabama Afternoons is a collection of portraits of many remarkable Alabamians, famous and obscure, profiled by award-winning journalist and novelist Roy Hoffman. Written as Sunday feature stories for the Mobile Press-Register with additional pieces from the New York Times, Preservation, and Garden & Gun, these profiles preserve the individual stories—and the individual voices within the stories—that help to define one of the most distinctive states in the union. Read an article about domestic lives by Roy Hoffman in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/25/garden/25Domestic.html
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Gil Hodges

39 39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40 41 42 42 42 45 45 45 45 46 46 46 46 47 47 47 47 Old Breed, 171. ... “Our arms”: Sledge, With the Old Breed, 174. got a furlough: Pike County Democrat, December 3, 1943, 7. in Germany: Petersburg Press, cover, ...

Author: Mort Zachter

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803211247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A New York City icon and, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the finest first basemen of all time, Gil Hodges (1924–72) managed the Washington Senators and later the New York Mets, leading the 1969 Miracle Mets to a World Series championship. A beloved baseball star, Hodges was also an ethical figure whose sturdy values both on and off the field once prompted a Brooklyn priest to tell his congregation to go home, and say a prayer for Gil Hodges in order to snap him out of the worst batting slump of his career. Mort Zachter examines Hodges’s playing and managing days, but perhaps more important, he unearths his true heroism by emphasizing the impact that Hodges’s humanity had on those around him on a daily basis. Firsthand interviews of the many soldiers, friends, family, former teammates, players, and managers who knew and respected Hodges bring the totality of his life into full view, providing a rounded appreciation for this great man and ballplayer.
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The Deadly Brotherhood

World War II Questionnaire #5109. USAMHI. I could compare, George Wyatt. unpublished memoir. p. 6. MSI764. Box 20, Folder 7, SC UTK. The sun bore down, E. B. Sledge, With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa (Toronto: Baiitain Books, ...

Author: John McManus

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780307414953

Category: History

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In his book Men Against Fire, [historian S. L. A.] Marshall asserted that only 15 to 25 percent of American soldiers ever fired their weapons in combat in World War II. . . . Shooting at the enemy made a man part of the “team,” or “brotherhood.” There were, of course, many times when soldiers did not want to shoot, such as at night when they did not want to give away a position or on reconnaissance patrols. But, in the main, no combat soldier in his right mind would have deliberately sought to go through the entire ear without ever firing his weapon, because he would have been excluded from the brotherhood but also because it would have been detrimental to his own survival. One of [rifle company commander Harold] Leinbaugh’s NCOs summed it up best when discussing Marshall: “Did the SOB think we clubbed the Germans to death?”
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The Soldiers Tale

161 “As far as I could see”: With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, p. 252. 162 “The attitudes”: With the Old Breed, p. 34. 163 “As we moved”: With the Old Breed, p. 148. 164 “Putting/No one/As to the Japanese”: George MacDonald ...

Author: Samuel Hynes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101191729

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Soldiers' Tale is the story of modern wars as told by the men who did the actual fighting. Hynes examines the journals, memoirs, and letters of men who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam, and also the wars fought against the weak and helpless in concentration camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and bombed cities. Interweaving his own reflections on war with brilliantly chosen passages from soldiers' accounts, he offers vivid answers to the question we all ask of men who have fought: What was it like? In these powerful pages the experiences of modern war, which seem unimaginable to those who weren't there, become comprehensible and real. The wide range of writers examined includes both famous literary memoirists like Robert Graves, Tim O'Brien, and Elie Wiesel, and unknown soldiers who wrote only their war stories. Using these testimonies, Hynes considers each war in terms of its special circumstances and its effects on men who fought. His understanding of the psychology of warfare—and of each war's role in history—gives this study its intellectual authority; the voices of the men who were there, and wrote about what they saw and felt, give it its powerful dramatic impact.
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Before The Bomb

Sledge, With the Old Breed, 223. 13. Gordon Cobbledick, “Cries of Dying Spoil V-E Day for Okinawa,” Chicago Daily Tribune, 9 May 1945, p. 1. 14. Homer Bigart, “U.S. Wins Okinawa Crest on Seventh Try, Marines Strike Downhill for Naha,” ...

Author: John Chappell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813193540

Category: History

Page: 256

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Almost forgotten in the haze of events that followed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the summer of 1945 witnessed an intense public debate over how best to end the war against Japan. Weary of fighting, the American people were determined to defeat the imperial power that had so viciously attacked them in December 1941, but they were uncertain of the best means to accomplish this goal. Certain of victory -- the "inevitable triumph" promised by Franklin Roosevelt immediately after Pearl Harbor -- Americans became increasingly concerned about the human cost of defeating Japan. Particularly after the brutal Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns, syndicated columnists, newspaper editorialists, radio commentators, and others questioned the necessity of invasion. A lengthy naval and aerial siege would have saved lives but might have protracted the war beyond the public's patience. Advertisers filled the media with visions of postwar affluence even as the government was exhorting its citizens to remain dedicated to the war effort. There was heated discussion as well about the morality of firebombing Japanese cities and of using poison gas and other agents of chemical warfare. Chappell provides a balanced assessment of all these debates, grounding his observations in a wealth of primary sources. He also discusses the role of racism, the demand for unconditional surrender, and the government's reaction to public opinion in the decision to drop the atomic bomb. Compelling and controversial, this is the first work to examine the confusing and contradictory climate of the American home front in the months leading up to V-J Day.
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Lethality in Combat

Old Soldiers Never Die. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933. (33) Richards, Old Soldiers Never Die, 77. Arthur, Max. Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. London: Ebury Press, 2005. (240) Sledge, With the Old Breed ..., 134.

Author: Doctor Tom Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781921941399

Category: History

Page: 368

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Lethality in Combat shines a blazing light on the three most controversial aspects of military combat: the necessity of killing; the taking, or not, of prisoners; and the targeting of civilians. This book argues that when a nation-state sends its soldiers to fight, the state must accept the full implications of this, uncomfortable as they may be. Drawing on seven conflicts - the Boer War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and Iraq - the author considers these ethical issues.
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A Short History of English Agriculture

The Wensleydales are descendants of the old Teeswater breed, itself a variety of the old Leicester and improved by the new Leicesters of Culley. 2. Oxford Downs, a modern black-faced breed, now widely spread all over the midland ...

Author: W. H. R. Curtler

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664614612

Category: History

Page: 433

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"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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The Old Breed

History of the First Marine Division in World War II.

Author: George McMillan

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000054470798

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 483

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History of the First Marine Division in World War II.
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A Religious History of the American GI in World War II

Felber, Felber, and Bartsch, The Old Breed of Marine, 165. 2. Thomas A. Kindre, Interview with G. Kurt Piehler, June 28, 1994, 24, 30, roha. 3. Ray Taub, Interview with G. Kurt Piehler, June 29, 1994, 13–14, roha. 4.

Author: G. Kurt Piehler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496230003

Category: History

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A Religious History of the American GI in World War II breaks new ground by recounting the armed forces’ unprecedented efforts to meet the spiritual needs of the fifteen million men and women who served in World War II. For President Franklin D. Roosevelt and many GIs, religion remained a core American value that fortified their resolve in the fight against Axis tyranny. While combatants turned to fellow comrades for support, even more were sustained by prayer. GIs flocked to services, and when they mourned comrades lost in battle, chaplains offered solace and underscored the righteousness of their cause. This study is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the social history of the American GI during World War II. Drawing on an extensive range of letters, diaries, oral histories, and memoirs, G. Kurt Piehler challenges the conventional wisdom that portrays the American GI as a nonideological warrior. American GIs echoed the views of FDR, who saw a Nazi victory as a threat to religious freedom and recognized the antisemitic character of the regime. Official policies promoted a civil religion that stressed equality between Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and Judaism. Many chaplains embraced this tri-faith vision and strived to meet the spiritual needs of all servicepeople regardless of their own denomination. While examples of bigotry, sectarianism, and intolerance remained, the armed forces fostered the free exercise of religion that promoted a respect for the plurality of American religious life among GIs.
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