Always Faithful

Always Faithful

US Marines in World War II Combat

General Military
  • Author: Eric Hammel
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Oct 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849085380
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 208
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About this Product

Author Eric Hammel presents a unique pictorial history of the US Marines who fought during World War II. Hammel selects the top 100 images from his private archives to share with readers—100 images that capture what Semper Fidelis meant to the fighting men during the war. With a mixture of iconic and unique photographs, readers will find themselves faced with the graphic images of Marines during wartime, from the thick of combat to every day survival. Here, in silent, stirring, unwavering testimony, is a display of what the very best combat Marines of any era can do to remain always faithful to their long history, their homeland, their proud heritage, the cornerstone of their honour, and their humanity.

Biographical Note

Eric Hammel is a professional military historian with forty books and nearly seventy magazine articles to his credit (visit He has been writing about U.S. Marines at war since the early 1960s and has spoken to large assemblages of Marines and former Marines over the course of three decades. He often has been invited to lead professional military education seminars at the Marine Corps University as well as at Marine Corps commands on the West Coast. For many years he was a contributing editor and West Coast stringer for Leatherneck magazine. He has appeared in numerous television documentaries on Marine Corps operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut. Hammel has also worked as a freelance acquisitions and line editor, and for ten years operated his own military history publishing firm (Pacifica Press).


The book will be organized around the characteristics and concepts that are important to Marines: anticipation, succor, advance, die trying, small blessings, and so forth to a total of a dozen categories.

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