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Author Miller, J. Michael (Joseph Michael), 1955- author.

Title The 4th Marine Brigade at Belleau Wood and Soissons : history and battlefield guide / J. Michael Miller ; foreword by Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC (Ret.).

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.434 M615f 2020    New Books Axe 1st Floor  Available
Description xviii, 470 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-443) and index.
Summary "The Marines of the Fourth Brigade, one of two infantry brigades of the Second Division, US Army, carried out the major effort of the Marine Corps in Europe during World War I. The Marines' triumph in the Battles of Belleau Wood and Soissons-in June and July of 1918, respectively-is one of the greatest in Marine Corps history, and was so important to an eventual Allied victory in World War I that the only memorial in Europe dedicated to United States Marines commemorates Belleau Wood. Rather than using a top-down approach, Mike Miller draws on letters, diaries, memoirs, and interviews of Marines on the ground, resulting in a vivid and personal reconstruction of the battles. In addition to the extensive use of primary documents, this account puts equal emphasis on the Battle of Soissons, which is often neglected in other accounts. While Belleau Wood is rightly remembered as an engagement in which Marines fought with determination to clear out the Germans, it was at the Battle of Soissons that Allied forces overturned the Germans at last and turned the tide of the war. Miller amplifies the narrative with tour stops including GPS coordinates so readers visiting the sites or those in remote locations can see for themselves the terrain and other features of the battles."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Belleau Wood, Battle of, France, 1918.
Soissons, Battle of, Soissons, France, 1918.
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Brigade, 4th.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Brigade, 4th. (OCoLC)fst00710956
Regimental histories. (OCoLC)fst01354209
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Battle of Belleau Wood (France : 1918) (OCoLC)fst00830177
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Chronological Term 1914-1918
Added Author Miller, J. Michael (Joseph Michael), 1955- writer of foreword.
Added Title Fourth Marine Brigade at Belleau Wood and Soissons
ISBN 9780700629565 hardcover
0700629564 hardcover
9780700629572 paperback
0700629572 paperback
9780700629589 electronic publication

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