SEMPER FIDELIS by Keith Ayling


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Summary survey, which is capable, largely contemporary coverage in contrast to Griffia's Here Come the Herines (Movell, Boskin) which covered the marines the world over. From their own reports, largely, and in their own vernacular, the story of the marines in action, the ""fightingest"" men in the world, is told as history -- and eulogy -- of this branch of the toughest of services. Training, from the fine points of laundry to actual bone breaking jiu jitsu; some background -- and opportunities today for all types of work. Then action accounts, of Raider Battalions; of amphibian roughhouse corps comparable to commandos: of balloon man; of fliers and their signal achievements in the South Pacific -- Midway, Wake, Guadalcanal; of the ""jungle killers"" of Guadalcanal who caused it to be renamed ""Davil Island""; of combat correspondents who do double duty, and so on.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1943
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin