MARINES IN THE CENTRAL SOLOMONS. Chronicles operations of the 1st and 4th MARINE RAIDER Battalions, 9th Defense Battalion, and the U.S. 37th Infantry Division, 43rd Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, and the New Zealand Infantry Brigade Group in the Russell Islands, Segi, Viru, Vangunu, Rendova incl the drive on Munda airfield, New Georgia and Vella Lavella. 1989 reprint of 1952 edition done by the USMC Historical Branch.
This is an official Marine Corps battle and campaign history originally written by John N. Rentz for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Section. The Solomons: Very wet, jungle covered mountainous islands. Includes Segi, Vangunu, New Georgia, Rendova, Vella Lavella and other smaller islands.
An Official USMC Campaign History. A strenuous 3-month amphibious campaign of these American Units:
1st Marine Raiders,
9th Defense Battalion,
the U.S. 25th Infantry Division,
37th Infantry Division &
43rd Infantry Divisions,
This edition is an exact reprint of the highest quality and are large 8.5"x11.25" cloth volumes colored blood-red and embellished with rich gold lettering. Two columns of text per page and exceptionally well illustrated with 80 photographs, 17 maps & drawings. 216 pages
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