Introduction Belief and belonging Recruitment and training Appearance Weapons and equipment Life on campaign Preludes to war The Marines go to France First combat The defining battle - Belleau Wood Aftermath and controversy The legacy of the Great War
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I, this history of American Marines during World War I highlights the bravery and sacrifice of the Marine Corps whose stubborn determination was immortalized in the words "Retreat? Hell, we just got here."
A retired geologist and geophysicist, Ed has written for Osprey's Warrior, Battle Orders and Campaign series, and is the co-author of Tanks In Hell. Catherine is a retired speech pathologist and audiologist, has written for the Warrior and Campaign series, and (with Ed) is co-author of True For The Cause Of Liberty. Their current research is on the Red Stick War of 1813-14. Ed and Cathy are residents of Texas. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.