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Marines: An Illustrated History

Marines: An Illustrated History by Chester G. Hearn

The history of the United States Marine Corps is all about tenacity, how a handful of bedraggled and unappreciated ships' guards known as Continental marines grew from a sprinkling of untrained officers and men more than 230 years ago to become in the 21st century a superb, multi-functional, ready-response force combining ground, air, and sea power. The transformation has never been smooth. Besides fighting on distant shores or quelling disturbances at home, the Marines have had to battle against penurious politicians and interservice rivals. The constant pressure to be the best created a special bond - a fellowship of determined fighters on earth, continuously modifying their doctrine to respond to the evolving global war on terrorism.

In this powerful book, heavily illustrated with dramatic action photographs, paintings, and detailed maps, the engaging text describes how today, with their own ships, aircraft, and special operations capability, Marines have become the most versatile, self-sufficient, all-encompassing, ready-response warriors on the planet. They are uniquely trained in amphibious warfare and organized into highly mobile attack groups operating from specially designed ships. They fly fighter-bombers, helicopters, and surveillance planes, and are equipped with the very best weapons and equipment.

Leathernecks enjoy being known as the elite; on countless battlefields around the world they have earned it.

Hard cover. 192 pages. Approximately 10 inches by 10 inches.

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.