On the Canal: The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942-43 [NOOK Book]

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  • A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II
  • Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell

Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang! and the recoil jarred it loose from my grip. The ...

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On the Canal: The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942-43

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Overview

  • A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II
  • Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell

Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang! and the recoil jarred it loose from my grip. The rifle smacked me hard in the jaw. With that, I went down on my face while the little bluebirds started going tweet, tweet, tweet around my head.--'Did I hit it?' I asked.--'Yeah, you hit it,' Flash said. 'The damn thing just didn't work.'--We finally ran into somebody from another unit, a guy who really understood how the new style grenade was supposed to work. We explained our misfortune to him, and he asked us did you pull the firing pin out . . . The god damn pin!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811741514
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 418,392
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    Excellent Book!!!

    Well Written....Very Accurate....So glad i bought this Book!!

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