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The United States Marine Corps in the World War,

Author: Edwin North McClellan; United States. Marine Corps.
Publisher: Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1920.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This brief history has been prepared for the purpose of acquainting both the personnel of the service and the public with the general facts concerning the United States Marine Corps in the World War. It is a partial compliance with the instructions contained in Marine Corps orders no. 53 (series 1919), directing that a history of the United States Marine Corps for the period of the World War be prepared, and is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States. Marine Corps.
United States Marine Corps in the World War.
Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1920
(OCoLC)559107475
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin North McClellan; United States. Marine Corps.
OCLC Number: 4066172
Notes: This brief history is a partial compliance with the instructions contained in Marine Corps Orders no. 53 (Series 1919), directing that a history of the United States Marine corps for the period of the World War be prepared, and is preliminary to the final and detailed history of the United States Marines Corps during the World War, which is in course of preparation. cf. "Explanatory note," p. 3.
Description: 108 pages tables 25 cm
Contents: In general --
Statutory and actual strength of the Marine Corps on various dates --
Recruiting ; Applicants, rejections, enlistments ; Enlistments by states --
Geographical location and disposition of Marines during the war --
How officers were obtained and trained --
Training of enlisted men in the United States and in Europe --
Organizations and replacements sent to Europe ; Organization of the Fourth and Fifth Brigades --
Operations in general --
Units composing the Second Division ; Commanding generals of the Second Division ; Verdun operations --
Aisne defensive ; Hill 142 ; Bouresches ; Bois de la Brigade de Marine --
Aisne-Marne offensive (Soissons) --
Marbachesector, near Pont-a-Mousson on the Moselle River ; St. Mihiel offensive --
The Champagne ; Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge ; Capture of St. Etienne ; March to Leffincourt --
Meuse-Argonne offensive ; Crossing the Meuse River --
March to the Rhine ; Army of occupation ; Summary of operations of the Fourth Brigade --
With the Navy onboard the battleships and cruisers --
The activities of the Fifth Brigade --
Statistics concerning casualties --
Citations of Marine units by French ; Days in France ; Artillery captured ; Prisoners captured ; Kilometers advanced against the enemy ; Decorations awarded Marines --
Rifle practice ; Rifle and pistol competitions participated in by Marines during the war --
Aviation statistics --
Marine Corps Reserve --
Return of Marines to Europe ; Parades in the United States --
Demobilization --
The Office of the Major General Commandant ; The Adjutant and Inspector's Department --
The Paymaster's Department --
The Quartermaster's Department.
Responsibility: by Edwin N. McClellan, Major, U.S. Marines, Officer in Charge Historical Division.

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"This brief history has been prepared for the purpose of acquainting both the personnel of the service and the public with the general facts concerning the United States Marine Corps in the World War. It is a partial compliance with the instructions contained in Marine Corps orders no. 53 (series 1919), directing that a history of the United States Marine Corps for the period of the World War be prepared, and is preliminary to the final and detailed history of the United States Marine Corps during the World War, which is in course of preparation." -- p. 3.

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