Devil Dogs: Fighting Marines of World War I

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Presidio Press, 1999 - History - 463 pages
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Historian George B. Clark tells the complete, never before published story of the extraordinary contributions of the Marine combat service in World War I. Devil Dogs is the first book to examine the entire experience of the Marine Corps in France. Bolstered with information taken from original documents, as well as personal memoirs, both published and unpublished, the reader will follow the men who became Marines, from their recruitment, through training and shipment overseas, to the horrors of trench warfare and the quest to survive on the battlefield known as the "killing zone," where it was common for the wounded and gassed to be put back into the line of fire with minimal time for recovery.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Informative but could have used a bit more editing. Interesting to learn how the Marines managed to get troops sent over to Europe with some political machinations when the Army would have rather kept ... Read full review

DEVIL DOGS: Fighting Marines of World War I

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An interesting but unexceptional look at the Marine Corps actions of WWI, authored by a military historian who is also the owner of a antiquarian bookstore specializing in military history. At the ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

George B. Clark is a former Marine & respected military historian. He lives in Pike, New Hampshire, where he is the proprietor of The Brass Hat, an antiquarian bookstore specializing in military & Marine Corps history. His published works include the critically acclaimed "Devil Dogs: Fighting Marines of World War I".

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