The United States Marine Corps in World War I: Essays on Tactics, Organization, and Leadership

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Dr. Daugherty reviews the history of the United States Marine Corp in the First World War I. The subject includes the strategies and tactics, organization of the Corp at the time, and leading figures within the leadership of the Corp.


"The participation of the U.S. Marine Corps in World War or, as it was known at the time, the "World War," was a pivotal event in the history of that service. Having emerged from the War with Spain in 1898 with a new mission - the Advanced Base Force Mission, which in time became the precursor to its amphibious warfare mission during World War II during the 1930s and 1940s. Marine involvement in World War I served as the linking together two historic eras - the first being the Expeditionary Warfare era which occurred from 1898 to 1933, and the Advanced Base Force era which occurred from 1903-1933."
From the Introduction

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: 'Bushwhackers and Devil Dogs' Sergeant William A. Bihary, USMC and World War I, 1915-1919

Chapter 2: 'In Typical Marine Fashion': U.S. Marine Infantry in Action during World War I, 1917-1918

Chapter 3: 'No More Skulking Wars': The U.S. Marines & the Battle of Soissons, 18-19 July 1918

Chapter 4: 'A Soldier and a Sailor Too': Major General George Barnett, USMC, and the Birth of the Modern Marine Corps, 1914-1920

Chapter 5: 'And a Few Marines ... Lessons from World War I,' 1917-1921

Chapter 6:'In Typical Marine Fashion' A Summary


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