Coral and Blood

Coral and Blood

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CORAL AND BLOOD The U.S. Marine Corpsa€™ Pacific Campaign Eric Hammel In only a lifetime, the long United States Marine Corps campaign across the Pacific Island has become the stuff of enduring legend. We are down to just a few Pacific Warriors who lived it and can still tell us about it from their own experiences. Now, in Coral and Blood, the critically acclaimed military historian Eric Hammel, who has specialized in writing about Marines in the Pacific, has compiled a brief but comprehensive history of the Marinesa€™ island war. This book was conceived as a starting point for readers who have not yet read much about the Pacific War, but it is also designed to provide a simple yet complete overview for seasoned Pacific War enthusiasts who have not yet examined the island campaigns as an integrated whole. Perhaps by finding out about battles not yet examined, an experienced Pacific War enthusiast will find inspiration for moving on to new battles and looking for even broader understanding. Following the general outline of his highly rated single-volume pictorial, Pacific Warriors, Hammel begins with the development of the U.S. Marine Corpsa€™ unique amphibious doctrine, then moves briskly into the Pacific War by enumerating the Marine Corps presence on the eve of war. Thereafter, every significant action involving U.S. Marines during World War IIa€”from Pearl Harbor and Wake Island to Okinawaa€”is examined, including the role of Marine Air in the Philippines. In many cases, longer and broader discussions are presented in this volume than in Pacific Warriors. Experienced military history reader or not, you will almost certainly find something new and interesting in Coral and Blood. At the very least, you will find Coral and Blood, which weighs in at a respectable 96, 000 words, to be valuable but not overbearing as a one-volume overview of the legendary efforts of Marines in the Pacific War.Thus, in November 1933, all classes at the Marine Corps Schools were terminated and all faculty and students were put to work to develop an amphibious warfare manual covering training and operations. This was issued in January 1934 andanbsp;...

Title:Coral and Blood
Author:Eric Hammel
Publisher:Pacifica Military History - 2010-01-24


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