US Marine Corps in World War I 1917-18
Though the US Marines initially struggled to maintain their distinctive identity within the huge American Expeditionary Force in France, their unforgettable performance at Belleau Wood, Soissons, St Mihiel, Blanc Mont and the Meuse-Argonne established their reputation as 'the most aggressive body of diehards on the Western Front'. This book describes the organization of this formidable force during World War II, from 1917 to 1918, and details their uniforms, insignia and decorations, weapons and equipment. Numerous photographs and eight full colour plates vividly depict the various ranks of the US Marine Corps.
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2nd Div 2nd Division 4th Marine Brigade 5th Marines 6th Marine Regiment AEF drab AMERICAN CIVIL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Armistice Army drab arrival in France automatic rifle badge battle bayonet Belleau Wood Blanc Mont boots buttons campaign campaign hat canteen canvas carried cartridge belt CAVALRY Chauchat chevrons CIVIL WAR ARMIES coat collar disks combat commander commonly cuff drab uniform eagle enlisted epaulettes equipment forest green uniform front full dress gasmask gear grenade gunner Gunnery Sergeant haversack helmet holster hospital corpsmen Indianhead INFANTRY issued machine gun Machinegun Battalion magazine Marine Corps Marine officers Marines in France Medal of Honor Meuse-Argonne Meuse-Argonne offensive NAPOLEONIC WARS Navy NCOs officer's overcoat overseas pack patch pattern Pershing pistol belt pocket flaps Private rank insignia ribbon RUSSIAN scabbard Second Lieutenant shirt sleeve sling snap sometimes worn SPECIALIST TROOPS St Mihiel unit USMC Verdun weapon wears wore wounded