US Marine Corps Raider 1942–43

US Marine Corps Raider 1942–43 cover

Description

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

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780966786
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 49 b/w
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 109
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ed Gilbert

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Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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