With more than 1,200 full color and b/w photographs and illustrations...including images of historic and modern Marine uniforms, battle streamers, vehicles, equipment, weapons, campaign maps, and much more! With text written by respected author and veteran Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth, this tribute to the U.S. Marines shines with all the pride of the Marines themselves.
Salute the few, the proud, the Marines. From their founding in 1794 to their most recent actions--including the second battle of Falluja--the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps comes vividly to life in these lushly illustrated pages. Pore through the comprehensive images of nearly every Marine hero, uniform style, sidearm, saber, weapons platform, recruiting poster, plane, helicopter, boat, and mess kit. Many of the photos were shot recently right at the Historical Center at Quantico, Virginia, and they include rare and never-before-seen artifacts from the Marines' long history. Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth provides fascinating background information and context to compliment the visual journey.
Extra large volume with 480 pages and over 1,200 illustrations and photographs. Color
Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth USMCR, Retired, served as officer-in-charge of the Marine Corps First Combat Art Team, and is a veteran of the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars. He twice received the prestigious Col. John W. Thomason Award for Artistic Achievement, as well as the Legion of Merit for his artistic coverage of the Gulf war. Colonel Chenoweth is the author of Art of War: Eyewitness Combat from the Revolution through the Twentieth Century.
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