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eBook The U.S. Marine Corps in World War II: The Stories Behind the Photos ePub

by Steve Crawford

  • ISBN: 1597971308
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Steve Crawford
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.; First Edition edition (July 2007)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1791 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1916 kb
  • Other: mbr docx lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 406

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All such World War II photographs demand further explanation. Simple but at the same time very effective, each book in the series combines the broad sweep of military events with unique human interest stories

All such World War II photographs demand further explanation. Each book in the series The Stories Behind the Photos takes sixty stunning black-and-white photographs and tells their stories in two-page spreads. Accompanying each photo is a reduced version containing call-out numbers keyed to the caption s text. Simple but at the same time very effective, each book in the series combines the broad sweep of military events with unique human interest stories. The Stories Behind the Photos series will appeal to military buffs and casual readers alike.

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Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. By the end of World War II six years later this force had expanded to 8,291,336 men in 92 divisions: 69 infantry, 5 airborne, 16 armored, 1 cavalry, and 1 mountain infantry. These divisions fought in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan to defeat tyranny and liberate millions of enslaved people across the globe.

A Marine Corps howitzer crew opens fire on a cave full of Japanese . Army in World War II: The Stories Behind the Photos. This book contains 60 black and white photographs of the Marine Corps in WWII.

A Marine Corps howitzer crew opens fire on a cave full of Japanese soldiers on Tinian. Weary Marines get a brief rest amid the utter devastation of Tarawa. A few of the photographs are famous, such as the Rosenthal photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, but most are not that well known.

With over 30 countries involved in World War II and the loss of over 50 million lives .

With over 30 countries involved in World War II and the loss of over 50 million lives, war photography captured the destruction and victories of the deadliest war in history. Lead by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, over one million German troops invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Just two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany-and the world was once again at war. Photographers were there every step of the way to capture the heroic triumphs and devastating losses. Marine photographer Louis Lowery captured the original shot but several hours later, more Marines headed to the crest with a larger flag. It was on this second attempt, that the iconic image was snapped.

The Stories Behind the Photos. Published July 31, 2007 by Potomac Books In.Campaigns, History, Photography, Pictorial works, United States, United States. Marine Corps, War photography, World War, 1939-1945.

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A narrative anthology of eye witness stories of the United States Marine Corps from the Wa.

Marine Corps; Hough, Frank O. (Frank Olney), 1899-1958; Ludwig, Verle E. Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal; Shaw, Henry I. Isolation of Rabaul; Kane, Douglas T. Isolation of Rabaul; Shaw, Henry I. Central Pacific drive; Nalty, Bernard C. Central Pacific drive; Turnbladh, Edwin T. Central Pacific drive; Garand, George W. Western Pacific operations; Strobridge, Truman.

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Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division look over the wreckage of one of their gliders during Operation Market Garden; two soldiers lie dead. A Marine Corps howitzer crew opens fire on a cave full of Japanese soldiers on Tinian. Three German soldiers, caught operating as spies during the Battle of the Bulge, face a U.S. Army firing squad. Weary Marines get a brief rest amid the utter devastation of Tarawa. All such World War II photographs demand further explanation.Each book in the series “The Stories Behind the Photos” takes sixty stunning black-and-white photographs and tells their stories in two-page spreads. Accompanying each photo is a reduced version containing call-out numbers keyed to the caption’s text. This detailed 200-word caption tells the full story of what’s happening in the photograph, how it fits with the subject matter, and what happened next to the individuals shown. Simple but at the same time very effective, each book in the series combines the broad sweep of military events with unique human interest stories. “The Stories Behind the Photos” series will appeal to military buffs and casual readers alike.

Comments

Malakelv Malakelv
"The U.S. Marine Corps in World War II: The Stories Behind the Photos", by Steve Crawford, is an interesting photographic book documenting the US Marine Corps engagements in the Pacific from 1941 to 1945. As noted in the book's description, the book is about 8 ½ by 11 inches and 128 pages. When you open the book, you have an area measuring roughly 17 inches by 11 inches. The author presents 60 black and white photographs, with each photograph taking up about 3/4ths of that 17 inches by 11 inches spread, with the remaining quarter of the double page having a smaller version of the photograph with numbers superimposed, and a detailed caption, about 200 words long. The number on the smaller photograph corresponds to some of the wording in the caption (also numbered), which shows you where to look on the larger photo to see the item being highlighted. For example, number 1 might correspond to an M-1 carbine in the picture, while the number 2 might be a new helmet cover.

The pictures, mostly unknown to me, are excellent and show everything from how the Marine uniforms and weaponry evolved over time, to views of the unvarnished carnage of war. The book's chapters are divided roughly by year ... 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945. All of the major Marine Pacific battles are represented here, many taken during combat, but the battle for Tarawa receives more attention than the other battles. (As an aside, I'm happy that Tarawa received good coverage. I've read several works on this exceptionally short and brutal battle, and the photographs included here added greatly to my understanding of how the fight unfolded and the cost of victory.) The captions are well written, descriptive, and meld well with the photos.

I have two nits. First, since the "big" picture is on both sides of the book's "fold", on several of the pictures the highlighted items are in the "fold", and you can't see them very well. Creative shifting of the photograph would have alleviated this minor problem. Second, as noted above, there are only 60 photographs included. While I do appreciate the extra large size of the pictures, which makes it much easier to see small details, I would have liked to have seen more pictures included in this book.

Overall, though, this is a very good book, both for modelers and World War II buffs, and includes some of the most interesting and compelling pictures I've seen on this theater of the war. It's well worth the price. Four stars.
Granigrinn Granigrinn
This book contains 60 black and white photographs of the Marine Corps in WWII. A few of the photographs are famous, such as the Rosenthal photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, but most are not that well known. Most of these photographs were taken during famous engagements such as that on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Two pages are devoted to each photograph. One contains the photograph and on the opposite page is a smaller version on which important features are noted. Under this smaller version is an explanation of the notations, which include, among other things, items associated with the uniforms and military equipment. In a few cases the names of those shown are identified. The photographs also include the identification of the unit involved and some history of the fighting that is depicted, but this is limited to only a few sentences.

This is a book that I would recommend to those with a serious interest in the details of WWII and the Marine Corps. I found the descriptions of the military kit and equipment to be very informative, especially when the evolution of things such as rifles that were used and the type of helmet that was worn are discussed (but the discussion is very brief, amounting to only a few sentences or less). I rate this as 4* instead of 5 because of the specialized appeal of this book.