Marines in the Marshalls. A Pictorial Record

Marines in the Marshalls. A Pictorial Record

by Eric Hammel
Marines in the Marshalls. A Pictorial Record

Marines in the Marshalls. A Pictorial Record

by Eric Hammel


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By early 1944 the Americans’ westward drive across the Pacific required airfields in the Marshall Islands, at Kwajalein and Eniwetok atolls. In late January, the 4th Marine Division and U.S. Army troops wrenched control of Kwajalein Atoll in three days of heavy fighting. Then, beginning February 18, the reinforced independent 22d Marine Regiment landed on three islands in Eniwetok Atoll. The three newly rebuilt former Japanese airfields at Kwajalein and Eniwetok would support operations in the Mariana Islands as the Marine Corps continued its island-hopping campaign to victory in the Pacific.
Military historian Eric Hammel has delved deeply in government photo archives and discovered a treasure-trove of rare, many never-before-published combat photos taken during the Pacific War. Covering the brief but violent battles on five tiny islands in the Marshalls has yielded this record of more than one hundred seventy photos and captions alongside Hammel’s concise narrative. As such, Marines In the Marshalls serves both as the campaign’s best visual record and an enduring tribute to the Marines who fought their way ashore at Kwajalein and Eniwetok atolls.

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ISBN-13: 9781890988579
Publisher: Pacifica Military History
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 856,376
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Eric Hammel's writing career began in the 1960s, when he was a teenager. He has had fifty military history books, two novels, and more than seventy non-fiction articles published. Eric has worked as West Coast contributing editor for Leatherneck Magazine and as a publishing acquisitions and content editor, but he has spent most of the years since 1983 as a full-time author, editor, and publisher. Free sample chapters from all of Eric Hammel's in-print books can be viewed at his author site,
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