Through the Wheat: The U.S. Marines in World War I

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Naval Institute Press, 2008 - History - 296 pages
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"Two retired Marines, well known for their achievements both in uniform and with the pen, have recorded this rich history in a way that only insiders can. Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons and Col. Joseph H. Alexander recount events and colorful personalities in telling detail, capturing the spirit that earned the 4th Marine Brigade three awards of the French Croix de Guerre and launched the first pioneering detachments of "Flying Leathernecks." Here, hand-to-hand combat seen through the lenses of a gas mask is accompanied by thought-provoking assessments of the war's impact on the Marine Corps."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - paulrwaibel44 - LibraryThing

This is a very good classic novel about the First World War. It is the tale of an American marine who fought on the Western Front during the last days of the war. It is an emotional account of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

History of the Marines during World War I in France, especially at Beleau Woods and the Argonne Forest. Details how European powers came to consider US Marines as shock troops. It was in this setting that the Marines earned their nickname "Devil Dogs". Read full review

Contents

The War to End All Wars
1
Fivefold Expansion
18
New Frontiers
37
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Joseph H. Alexander was chief historian on the exhibit design team for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Edwin H. Simmons was Director of Marine Corps History and Museusms.

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