The United States Marine Corps is one of the most famous military units in the world. The Marine Corps: Three Centuries of Glory tells the story behind one of the most famous military units in the world from its creation... Read moreRead less
The United States Marine Corps is one of the most famous military units in the world. The Marine Corps: Three Centuries of Glory tells the story behind one of the most famous military units in the world from its creation in the 18th century through to the present day.
The book begins with the Marine Corps’ origins during the colonial period, where battalions of American Marines were raised to fight alongside their British counterparts. It was not until 1798, however, that the Marine Corps was officially created by an act of Congress. Since that date, it has fought in Central America, China, both world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, Grenada, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The book describes the full combat record of Marines and details the Corps’ organization, equipment, uniforms, and insignia. Information boxes give detailed descriptions of some of the men who have made the Corps what it is today, and of events where the Marine Corps has gained its glorious reputation. Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Khe Sanh: these great battles have gone down in military history.
Illustrated with black-and-white and colour photographs and full-colour artwork, The Marine Corps is a definitive history of one of the world’s greatest fighting units.
Format: 297 x 227mm
Word count: 70,000
Illustrations: 100 colour and 100 black and white photographs
9781909160453 US and Can pb
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