The Six Marine Divisions in the Pacific: Every Campaign of World War II (Paperback)George B. Clark (author)
Paperback 204 Pages / Published: 30/08/2006
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In the island battles of World War II, the United States Marine Corps came into its own. From a force previously numbering 55,000, the ranks of the Marines swelled to 480,000. With Pacific theater command essentially divided geographically between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, these forces found themselves under the command of the Army or Navy depending on their particular location. On land and at sea, the contribution which the six Marine divisions made to the Allied victory in the Pacific cannot be ignored. Concentrating on the infantry units, this volume provides a brief history of each of the six Marine divisions which took part in the Pacific conflict. Beginning with a chronology of the war in the Pacific, it succinctly describes each campaign through the eyes of a specified division, focusing on the division's exact movements and actions. Some battles and operations are covered from different perspectives because of the presence of multiple divisions. A final section contains brief biographical sketches of key players in the Pacific arena. Extensive maps and photographs are also included.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 255 x 178 x 12 mm
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