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U.S. Marine Corps Pacific theater of operations. 1, 1941-43

Author: Gordon Rottman; Duncan Anderson
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, ©2004.
Series: Battle orders, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This highly detailed study reveals how, despite being often poorly equipped and sometimes fighting with little external support against a resolute enemy, the US marines evolved into a well equipped  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Rottman; Duncan Anderson
ISBN: 184176518X 9781841765181
OCLC Number: 809763463
Description: 96 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Combat mission --
Preparation for war: Doctrine and training : Gearing up for war ; Raising the divisions ; Defense battalions: advanced base defense ; Deploying Marine brigades --
Unit organization : Unit designation practices ; 1941-43 divisional organization ; Defense battalion organization ; Amphibious corps organization ; Separate infantry regiment organization ; Task reorganization for combat --
Tactics : Amphibious assault ; Defense of the perimeter ; Fighting island --
patrol and attack ; Tank-infantry tactics --
Weapons and equipment : Individual weapons ; Crew-served infantry weapons ; Artillery ; Anti-aircraft guns ; Tanks --
Command, control, communications, and intelligence : Command and control ; Communications ; Intelligence --
Combat operations : Unit status ; Initial engagements ; The 4th Marines fight on Corregidor ; The Solomon Islands ; The divisions go to war ; Guadalcanal operation ; Russells and New Georgia operations ; Bougainville operation --
Lessons learned --
Chronology.
Series Title: Battle orders, 1.
Responsibility: Gordon Rottman ; consultant editor, Duncan Anderson.

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