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Fix Bayonets!
by John W. Thomason Jr


Overview - The Doughboys were the American soldiers who entered the Great War in the last year of the conflict; and of their number the Marine Corps were the absolute elite. The author of this episodic but vivid series of sketches, John W. Thomason, was a Captain in the Corps, descended from a distinguished Southern military family.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Doughboys were the American soldiers who entered the Great War in the last year of the conflict; and of their number the Marine Corps were the absolute elite. The author of this episodic but vivid series of sketches, John W. Thomason, was a Captain in the Corps, descended from a distinguished Southern military family. A natural writer, his colloquial account follows the Marines through France, giving an account of their most famous- and bloodiest - actions, including the Argonne Forest, Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, Mont Blanc and St Mihiel. As well as the fighting itself, Thomason is good on off-duty anecdotes. First-hand American accounts of the Great War are rare. This is one of the best. It is profusely illustrated by the author's own excellent drawings


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  • ISBN-13: 9781847349743
  • ISBN-10: 1847349749
  • Publisher: Naval & Military Press
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 282
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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