"With the Help of God and a Few Marines,"

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Doubleday, Page, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918 - 425 pages
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Page 317 - HYMN From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles In the air, on land, and sea; First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean ; We are proud to claim the title of UNITED STATES MARINE.
Page 304 - ... particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs, as to be able to serve to advantage by sea, when required...
Page 31 - If there pushed any ragged thistle-stalk Above its mates, the head was chopped; the bents Were jealous else. What made those holes and rents In the dock's harsh swarth leaves, bruised as to baulk All hope of greenness?
Page 227 - DIVISION: It is beyond my power of expression to describe fitly my admiration for your heroism. You attacked magnificently and you seized Blanc Mont Ridge, the keystone of the arch constituting the enemy's main position. You advanced beyond the ridge, breaking the enemy's lines...
Page 317 - In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job — THE UNITED STATES MARINES. Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve; In many a strife...
Page 317 - Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve; In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve...
Page 175 - In view of the brilliant conduct of the Fourth Brigade of the Second United States Division, which in a spirited fight took Bouresches and the important strong point of Bois de Belleau, stubbornly defended by a large enemy force, the General commanding the Sixth Army orders that henceforth, in all official papers, the Bois de Belleau shall be named "Bois de la Brigade de Marine.
Page 40 - For the onlooker it was such a family reunion as warms the heart. For the worried mess sergeant it was a great relief. For the pups it was a mess call, clear and unmistakable. So, with renewed faith in her heart and only one worry left in her mind, Verdun Belle and her puppies settled down on detached service with this field hospital. When, next day, the reach of the artillery made it advisable that it should move down the valley to the shelter of a fine hillside chateau, you may be sure that room...
Page 224 - The 2d conquered the complicated defense works on their front against a persistent defense worthy of the grimmest period of trench warfare and attacked the strongly held wooded hill of Blanc Mont, which they captured in a second assault, sweeping over it with consummate dash and skill.
Page 40 - The troops did not halt at the farm, but Belle did. At the gate she stopped dead in her tracks, drew in her lolling tongue, sniffed inquiringly the evening air, and like a flash — a white streak along the drive — she raced to the distant tree where, on a pile of discarded dressings in the shade, the pups were sleeping. All the corps men stopped work and stood around and marveled.

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