1. untallguy

    Two Flags Over Iwo Jima

    Two Flags Over Iwo Jima covers a very distinct moment in the fighting on Iwo Jima: the iconic flag raising on Mount Suribachi. The author, Eric Hammel, has pulled together a superb description of the fighting around Suribachi and the flag raising, the US Marines involved and then the subsequent...
  2. JINGO

    Tanks in Hell.

    Tanks in Hell. Tarawa is a tiny coral atoll otherwise insignificant in the vast Pacific Ocean, at its highest point it is only three metres above sea level. However on 20th November 1943 it was the complete focus of the Second Marine Division supported by an armada of warships and air support...
  3. Themanwho

    US Marine Corps in the Second World War

    The old cliché of “A picture paints a thousand words” still holds true. If you are interested in looking at the hardware of amphibious warfare, or want to see what the men who carried out their herculean tasks looked like (without getting bogged down in pages of text), then this book is for you...
  4. seaweed

    The Marine Corps Way of War

    This is a 'civilian' account of the USMC getting back to manoeuvre-based strategy and tactics after the aberration of sometimes using an attritional approach, with its heavy butcher's bill, in WW2 and Vietnam. What 'manoeuvre' means is to some extent explained in the text but what it boils down...
  5. seaweed

    Prisoner of the Samurai

    James Gee was a marine on board USS Houston when she was sunk by the Japanese in the Battle of Sunda Strait on 28th February 1942. Unknown to his family he survived as a PoW and on liberation his story was recorded by his psychiatric nurse, Rosalie Smith. Her daughter Allyson Smith has now...
  6. Cliff Richard

    US Marine's Mother writes to the British people

    Published in the Independent newspaper in October 2013: Dodging blame is the only concern of UK military leaders The mother of one of the troops killed in the Camp Bastion attack, condemns the British Army’s complacency in an open letter Rest in Peace Lt Col Raible and Sgt Atwell, and may your...