US Marine Corps Raider 1942-43

US Marine Corps Raider 1942-43

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by Ed Gilbert, Howard Gerrard
     
 

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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

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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 raining ever to be experienced by a Marine and onto combat during the Makin Raid, and through the horrific jungle battles of the Solomon Islands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780966359
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Series:
Warrior , #109
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
862,684
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Ed Gilbert was a Marine artilleryman and a Battalion Training NCO in the Marine Corps Reserve. He holds a PhD in geology, and is now a geologist and geophysicist involved in petroleum exploration in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. He is the author of oral and operational histories of the Marine Corps' armored units in World War II and the Korean War. He is currently at work on a history of the Marine Corps tank battalions in the Vietnam conflict.

Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575. Howard lives and works in Kent.
ED GILBERT is a native of Alabama, with a lifelong interest in the Creek War. He was a Marine Corps artilleryman, an NCO instructor in the USMCR, a college professor, and for 28 years worked in geological research and oil and gas exploration worldwide. Now semiretired, he works only on special projects. In addition to other volumes for Osprey, Ed is the author of a three-volume series on the history of Marine Corps tank units: Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific; Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea; and Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam. He is currently at work on a fourth volume covering the involvement of Marine Corps tank units in Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Somalia, as well as a study of the mechanization of the Fleet Marine Force divisions in World War II.

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