US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-1945
By (author) George Forty
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US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-1945 by George Forty
Book DescriptionThe United States Marine Corps has protected American interests in peace and war for over two hundred years, most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq. Following distinguished service in France in the First World War, the Marine Corps began to develop in earnest the doctrine, equipment, and organisation needed for amphibious warfare in the years before the outbreak of the Second. The assault and capture of a series of crucial Pacific islands held by the Japanese meant US bombers and their fighter escorts could reach mainland Japan, disrupting and eventually crippling Japan's war economy. From Tarawa to Okinawa, these island battles were all characterised by savage fighting and heavy casualties on both sides. Employing a wide range of archive black and white photographs, George Forty examines the US Marine Corps' organisation and command structure, strategy, tactics and amphibious assault doctrine. As well as providing brief biographies of its most important and influential figures, from senior commanders to Medal of Honour recipients, he surveys insignia, uniforms and personal equipment to provide a complete portrait of the US Marine Corps at war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750941969
(263mm x 194mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - George Forty
Lt-Col GEORGE FORTY OBE, FMA has written many books for Sutton, including Leakey's Luck: A Tank Commander with Nine Lives, US Army Handbook 1939-1945 and Japanese Army Handbook 1939-1945. Formerly Curator of the Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset, he served in the British Army for thirty-two years with the Royal Tank Regiment.
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