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US Marine Corps Second World War (SC) - Pen & Sword - CB0250CSN

US Marine Corps Second World War (SC) - Pen & Sword - CB0250CSN


 
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Michael Green; Images of War. The United States Marine Corps played a leading role in the war against Japan from Pearl Harbor in December 1941 until VJ Day on September 2, 1945. Living up to its motto the First to Fight, the 1st Marine Division landed on the Japanese-occupied island of Guadalcanal in the south Pacific on August 7, 1942 and fought its way up the central Solomon Island to Cape Gloucester in the territory of New Guinea. A graphic overview of the Corps legendary campaign in text and contemporary images. The author expertly describes the full range of Marine Corps weaponry and explains their organization, tactics, and fighting doctrine. 224 pages.