Marines: an Illustrated History: The United States Marine Corps from 1775 to the 21st Century (Illustrated History (Zenith Press))

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The Wilde Sau Geschwader JG 300 played a key role in the aerial defense of the Reich during the last two years of WWII but has never before been the subject of a serious and detailed study until now. This work thus fills a major void in the history of the war in the air.

This chronicle has been assembled with the participation of more than 130 veterans and their families, traced and interviewed in the course of more than twenty years research. It sheds new light on flying operations and aerial combat as experienced by German fighter pilots in the battles that took place over Germany. Interspersed with numerous vivid personal accounts, it is a work that has a uniquely human and personal dimension.

The authors have undertaken an in-depth comparative study of German, British and American primary sources and archival records, with the chief aim of minimizing errors and inaccuracies and ruling out dubious information. Far from seeking the 'glorify' German or Allied aviators, they have reconstructed as accurately as possible the fates of the actors in this immense human drama and pay them due tribute.

This history of JG 300 also deals with those aspects of the air war often neglected in the specialist literature such as the daily routines of the ground personnel and the navigation methods practiced by single seat fighters.

Included are comprehensive loss and victory listings, and more than 800 photographs in the two volumes collected from private sources.

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Large format coffee table publication which encapsulates the history of the US Marines in text and hundreds of eye-catching photographs --Soldier Magazine

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From a resolution of Continental Congress in 1775, the Marine Corps came into being with the nation it serves, and stayed loyal to it's motto "Semper Fi" ever since. With photos of historic missions and shots of the corps in action today, this illustrated volume gives readers a feel for what it means - and has meant - to be a Marine. On display are the discipline, loyalty, enthusiasm, and poise that distinguish each soldier, and that give the entire Corps such power and cohesion. Here, over time and whatever duty calls, are the select few who make up the tightly knit fighting force known for it's ability to strike at lightning speed with overwhelming power in the most volatile situations, doing whatever it takes, always with the esprit de corps that makes the Marines second to no other fighting force in the world. We see them training, planning, in combat, true to the Marine corps saying "Always Faithful".

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