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Gunner's Glory : Untold Stories of Marine Machine Gunners - Johnnie Clark

Gunner's Glory

Untold Stories of Marine Machine Gunners

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780345463890
Number Of Pages: 320

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They were warriors, trained to fight,
dedicated to their country,
and determined to win.

At Guadalcanal, the Marine Corps’ machine gunners took everything the Japanese could throw at them in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II; their position was so hopeless that at one point they were given the go-ahead to surrender. Near the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, as the mercury dropped to twenty below, the 1st Marine Division found itself surrounded and cut off by the enemy. The outlook seemed so bleak that many in Washington had privately written off the men.

But surrender is not part of a Marine’s vocabulary. Gunner’s Glory contains true stories of these and other tough battles in the Pacific, in Korea, and in Vietnam, recounted by the machine gunners who fought them. Bloody, wounded, sometimes barely alive, they stayed with their guns, delivering a stream of firepower that often turned defeat into victory–and always made them the enemy’s first target.

ISBN: 9780345463890
ISBN-10: 0345463897
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Presidio Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 10.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1