From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War (Marines in World War II) (Illustrated)

From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War (Marines in World War II) (Illustrated)

From Makin to Bougainville Marine Raiders in the Pacific War Marines in World War II Illustrated In February Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb the Commandant of the Marine Corps ordered the creation of a new unit designated the st Marine Raider Battalion This elite force and its three s

  • Title: From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War (Marines in World War II) (Illustrated)
  • Author: Jon T. Hoffman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In February 1942, Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered the creation of a new unit designated the 1st Marine Raider Battalion This elite force, and its three sister battalions, went on to gain considerable fame for fighting prowess in World War II There is to the story of these units, however, than a simple tale of combat herIn February 1942, Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered the creation of a new unit designated the 1st Marine Raider Battalion This elite force, and its three sister battalions, went on to gain considerable fame for fighting prowess in World War II There is to the story of these units, however, than a simple tale of combat heroics The inception, growth, and sudden end of the raiders reveals a great deal about the development and conduct of amphibious operations during the war, and about the challenges the Corps faced in expanding from 19,000 men to nearly a half million The raiders also attracted than their share of strong leaders The resulting combination of courage, doctrine, organization, and personalities makes this one of the most interesting chapters in Marine Corps history

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    They did so much with so little.Never heard that much about the Marine Raiders until reading this book. They did the hard things to keep us in the war. I enjoy learning about these Marines.

    Must read for all MarinesGreat Chronology of a little known, but important piece of Marine Corps History.Their establishment marks early development of Marine Special Ops capability.

    Great HistorySomewhat dry but very factual and incite full. Gives you a real feel for what they went through on the islands

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