THE UNITED STATES MARINES by

THE UNITED STATES MARINES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How the Marines earned their unique reputation becomes clear in this history covering their vital role in all of our nation's wars. Always in the thick of battle, the Marine Corps has upheld its standards from the Revolutionary War when the riflemen stationed in the rigging of warships were forebears of the marines to World War II, when the front-line fighting was undertaken by the Corps. An exciting series of battle accounts tells of the ingenious methods of landing adopted on various occasions- the long boats and helicopters, the craft of World War II and the Korean War, the camels used in North Africa, the ""explosion"" landing effected in a Caribbean fortress. Military history and American history are inseparable in this well-documented study.

Pub Date: Nov. 21st, 1962
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin