Author: S. E. Smith
The United States Marine Corps in World War II
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Here is a magnificent mosaic of the Marine Corps in World War II, a rich panoply of history and drama skillfully interwoven with heroic individual exploits. In war and peace, since the first landing operation in the Bahamas in 1776 when the Corps was less than six months old, marines have always been called upon to land on foreign shores to insure the nation's security or to protect the lives of its citizens. A study of the Marine Corps' activities prior to World War II gives an understanding of the morale and esprit de corps that were the foundation of its combat efficiency, but it does not show the study of command, staff and logistics and the tactical training that were equally responsible for successful marine assaults on the Japanese strongholds in the atolls of the Pacific.