THE OLD BREED: A History of the 1st Marine Division in World War II. This is the classic by George W. McMillan originally published in 1949 by the Infantry Jounral Press. "THE OLD BREED" is considered one of the finest division histories ever produced for an American unit.
Comprehensive in its coverage, the history traces the 1st Marine Division from its activation in Feb. 1941 through training in the U.S. to initial combat in Guadalcanal. After a lengthy detailed account of the savage fighting on Guadalcanal, the book covers Cape Gloucester (New Britain), Peleliu, Okinawa, and finally duty in North China.
In addition to the combat narrative, "THE OLD BREED" is filled with other important USMC material. There is an extensive section featuring some of WWII's best combat art from official USMC combat artists assigned to the 1st Marine Division.
Also included are the citations of the Medal of Honor recipients, command organization, unit citations and the Honor Roll of First Marine Division men Killed In Action during WWII.
Large 8.5"x11" cloth volume with 496 pages, 187 photographs, 92 illustrations and 13 maps.
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