US Marine Corps Raider 1942–43

US Marine Corps Raider Osprey s study of the US Marine Raiders an elite within an elite during World War II The US Marine Raiders were modeled on the British Commandos and in the nd Battalion also on Communist

  • Title: US Marine Corps Raider 1942–43
  • Author: Ed Gilbert
  • ISBN: 9781841769813
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Osprey s study of the US Marine Raiders an elite within an elite during World War II 1939 1945 The US Marine Raiders were modeled on the British Commandos and, in the 2nd Battalion, also on Communist Chinese guerillas They were organized to conduct long range amphibious hit and run raids behind Japanese lines and trained to secure beacheads in advance of conveOsprey s study of the US Marine Raiders an elite within an elite during World War II 1939 1945 The US Marine Raiders were modeled on the British Commandos and, in the 2nd Battalion, also on Communist Chinese guerillas They were organized to conduct long range amphibious hit and run raids behind Japanese lines and trained to secure beacheads in advance of conventional landings Raiders were trained to land from submarines, specially converted high speed destroyer transports, and small craft and rubber boats They were expected to be skilled in watercraft, jungle survival, and jungle warfare They were the earliest forerunners of the various Special Operations units of the modern US military.Raider units would conduct operations with only the equipment they could carry on their backs, their heaviest weapons being light mortars and machine guns They were the first American units to be issued with specially manufactured camouflage uniforms and rubber soled boots developed for jungle warfare Highly trained in close in fighting, they carried many distinctive weapons such as the Fairbairn Commando dagger, the Browning Automatic Rifle BAR , the Thompson submnachine gun and even the British Boys Anti Tank Rifle.The Raiders battle honors include Guadalcanal, as well as the Solomon Islands and the Dragon Peninsula campaign This book follows two Raiders from different battalions through some of the toughest training ever experienced by a Marine and onto combat during the Makin Raid and the horrific jungle battles of the Solomon Islands giving a soldier s eye view of life, combat and death in this elite within an elite.

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    • An okay book. It has some problems.Gilbert makes one terrible mistake, though, in stating that the Japanese rifle fired a 5.56 mm round. How he thought the Japanese developed the round developed for the US M-16 rifle is beyond me.The Arisaka used a 6.5 mm round.Gilbert creates two fictional characters to give the story some narrative impact, but this takes the work into the realm of historical fiction. Two other characters appear that also seem to be fictional, but it is uncertain. Creating fict [...]


    • An Osprey book. Didn't like the "fictionalized characters" he used as typical examples. What was that about?


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