Merrill’s Marauders

Merrill’s Marauders

Warrior 141
  • Author: Edward Young
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: WAR 141
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2009
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Merrill's Marauders were the first American Army infantry unit to fight in the China-Burma-India theatre, and one of the most renowned units to come out of World War II. The Marauders established a lasting reputation for hard fighting and tenacity in the face of adversity, combating a determined enemy, some of the most difficult and disease-ridden terrain in the world, and a seemingly indifferent higher command. Pushed beyond the limit of their endurance, at the end of nearly six months of operations behind Japanese lines, the remaining Marauders were withdrawn from combat after suffering over 90% casualties. Because of its courageous actions, the unit received the very rare honour of having every member presented with a Bronze Star for gallantry. This book explores the creation, training and combat experiences of the Marauders, one of the most famous units in the US Army's roll of honour.

Biographical Note

Edward Young received his BA in Political Science from Harvard University and his MA from the University of Washington. Prior to his retirement to Seattle, Washington, he was a banker and financial analyst with assignments in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He is the author of several books on aviation history and Osprey Campaign 136: Meiktila. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Recruitment
Enlistment Training Appearance Equipment On Campaign Belief and Belonging Experience of Battle After the Battle Collecting
Museums
Re-enactment Bibliography Glossary Index

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