BANZAI NOEL by Capt. Garrett USMCR Graham

BANZAI NOEL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Breezy, sometimes bawdy contribution to the miscellany of battlefront accounts, as Garrett Graham (flier in the last war, newspaper writer, Hollywood scenarist, author of Queer People) reports briefly on a mission to the South Pacific after he had enlisted in the Marine Air Corps as a ""retread"". Shipping out from San Diego on a troopship under a 27-year-old Major, Graham found himself by reason of seniority second in command, and in demand for anything from administering discipline conducting church service. The landing; his job as censor; New Year's Eve and how a Padre beat his time with a Red Cross nurse; the little Chinese girl mutilated by the Japs; Guadalcanal and a backward glance at the rough fight put up by the Leatherhecks in that historic action.

Publisher: Vanguard