New: Osprey Publishing US Marine Rifleman & Corps Raider 1939-45

A compulsive read – packed with information and history of both the US Marine Rifleman (1939-45) and US Marine Corps Raider (1942-43) both books include superb photographic references and detailed artwork…

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US Marine Rifleman 1939-45

  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard

The Marine Corps began World War II with less than 66,000 officers and men. Yet despite suffering 10 per cent of the overall American casualties, the Marines were able to build on their proud traditions and history to transform a small branch of service into a premier combined arms amphibious assault force. Regardless of its expansion by 750 percent, the Corps was able to maintain its sense of tradition, instill that into thousands of new Marines, and create an elite arm of service. In this book, Gordon Rottman, follows a Marine Corps rifleman through his draft, training and participation in assaults such as: Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands, and Iwo Jima.

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US Marine Corps Raider 1942-43

  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Author: Ed Gilbert
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard

The US Marine Raider was an “elite within an elite.” Modeled on British Commandoes, they were the earliest forerunners of the various special operations units of the modern US military. These units would conduct operations with only the equipment they could carry on their backs; their heaviest weapons were light mortars and light machine-guns. Highly trained in close-in fighting, the Raiders were expected to be equally skilled in watercraft, jungle survival, and jungle warfare. This book details the Raiders’ experiences through some of the toughest training ever to be experienced by a Marine and onto combat during the Makin Raid, and through the horrific jungle battles of the Solomon Islands.

 

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