Merrill's Marauders
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Merrill's Marauders

by Edward Young, Adam Hook
     
 

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Merrill's Marauders were the first American Army infantry unit to fight in the China-Burma-India theatre, and one of the most renowned units to come out of World War II. The Marauders established a lasting reputation for hard fighting and tenacity in the face of adversity, combating a determined enemy, some of the most difficult and disease-ridden terrain in the

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Merrill's Marauders were the first American Army infantry unit to fight in the China-Burma-India theatre, and one of the most renowned units to come out of World War II. The Marauders established a lasting reputation for hard fighting and tenacity in the face of adversity, combating a determined enemy, some of the most difficult and disease-ridden terrain in the world, and a seemingly indifferent higher command.

Pushed beyond the limit of their endurance, at the end of nearly six months of operations behind Japanese lines, the remaining Marauders were withdrawn from combat after suffering over 90% casualties. Because of its courageous actions, the unit received the very rare honour of having every member presented with a Bronze Star for gallantry. This book explores the creation, training and combat experiences of the Marauders, one of the most famous units in the US Army''s roll of honour.

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"In this book on Merrill's Marauders, author Edward Young covers a brief chronology that led up to the formation of the unit, followed by a section on recruitment and organization. We then get to look at how their training went in the US and India before seeing how the units were composed. Then it is on to life within the unit. The unit's motivation and morale is next as well as how they were equipped. We then get to see how they operated while on campaign and then what happened when the unit was disbanded.  All of this is superbly illustrated by Adam Hook and an excellent collection of period photographs. This is definitely one of Osprey's better titles and one that I can most highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness/modelingmadness.com (December 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782004158
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Series:
Warrior , #141
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
675,338
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward Young received his BA in Political Science from Harvard University and his MA from the University of Washington. Prior to his retirement to Seattle, Washington, he was a banker and financial analyst with assignments in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He is the author of several books on aviation history and Osprey Campaign 136: Meiktila. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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