The Steel Wedge: U.S. Marine Corps Armor in Pacific Island Combat

The Steel Wedge: U.S. Marine Corps Armor in Pacific Island Combat

by Eric Hammel

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Conceived as a visual record rather than a definitive history, The Steel Wedge is a substantial photographic archive—246 photos, many never before published—focused on the coming of age of U.S. Marine Corps tanks, tank destroyers, and armored amphibian tractors through the Pacific island-hopping campaign from earliest pre-war development to Okinawa in 1945.

A slice of the Marine Corps experience in the Pacific Theater during World War II, The Steel Wedge employs explanatory captions and narrative text to supplement its large and broad array of combat photographs. It is the first book ever to focus mainly upon this outstanding photographic record.

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ISBN-13: 9781890988487
Publisher: Pacifica Military History
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 1,043,392
File size: 24 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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