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Preparing for victory : Thomas Holcomb and the making of the modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943

Author: David J Ulbrich
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Preparing for Victory explains how and why Commandant Thomas Holcomb successfully supervised the expansion of the Marine Corps from 18,000 officers and men in 1936 to 385,000 in 1943. Not only did  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Holcomb; Thomas Holcomb
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Ulbrich
ISBN: 9781591149033 1591149037
OCLC Number: 670481778
Description: xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Holcomb's first thirty-six years in the Marine Corps, 1900-1936 --
Taking charge of the struggling Marine Corps, 1936-1939 --
Holcomb and the Marine Corps transition from peace toward war, 1939-1941 --
Marine mobilization in the first seven months of war, December 1941-June 1942 --
Guadalcanal : the first big test for Holcomb and the Marine Corps, July 1942-February 1943 --
Preparing the corps for a new commandant, July 1942-December 1943 --
From Marine Corps to diplomatic corps to retirement.
Responsibility: David J. Ulbrich.

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