The Marines

THE MARINES                                                  COLIN COLBOURN

One of the military’s most famous and celebrated branches, the United States Marine Corps, emerged from the American War of Independence capable of fighting both at sea and onshore. Designated a component of the US Navy in 1834, the Marines participated in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War (1898), the Boxer Rebellion (1901), and World War I. But the Corps truly came into its own during World War II, when half a million Marines fought the Japanese army across the Pacific, famously capturing the island of Iwo Jima and, later, Okinawa. Since then, the Marines have played a central role in the Korean War, Vietnam War, invasion of Grenada (1983), Persian Gulf War (1991), and global war on terrorism. This riveting book moves from the Marines’ origins through WWI and right up to modern operations. It includes numerous photographs of recruitment and training today, as well as of Marines on tour in Afghanistan and Iraq. More than 200 images capture the action from every part of the world, making The Marines a colorful guide to an elite fighting force. 


Here is an outstanding book with excellent color photos of the United States Marine Corps. In their finest whether it is marching, training, or in a demonstration, for example, their silent Drill Team which is really a sight to see in person.
Having grown up around a city that was home to two Marine Bases and a father that worked for the Marines, I was around them for years growing up. Some were at our home; others would be a coach for one of my teams. Either way, I would be on base to see them train and drill. This book really captures the spirit of the Corps.
Knowing the history of the Marines like I do it's not just WWII and beyond. This book captures that and shows you more. In their training, some battles, and other photos. My description of this book does not give it Justus. An excellent book. I received this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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