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Author Miller, J. Michael (Joseph Michael), 1955- author

Title The 4th Marine Brigade at Belleau Wood and Soissons : history and battlefield guide / J. Michael Miller ; foreword by Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC (Ret.)
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 470 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary "The Marines of the Fourth Brigade, one of two infantry brigades of the Second Division, US Army, carried out the major effort of the Marine Corps in Europe during World War I. The Marines' triumph in the Battles of Belleau Wood and Soissons-in June and July of 1918, respectively-is one of the greatest in Marine Corps history, and was so important to an eventual Allied victory in World War I that the only memorial in Europe dedicated to United States Marines commemorates Belleau Wood. Rather than using a top-down approach, Mike Miller draws on letters, diaries, memoirs, and interviews of Marines on the ground, resulting in a vivid and personal reconstruction of the battles. In addition to the extensive use of primary documents, this account puts equal emphasis on the Battle of Soissons, which is often neglected in other accounts. While Belleau Wood is rightly remembered as an engagement in which Marines fought with determination to clear out the Germans, it was at the Battle of Soissons that Allied forces overturned the Germans at last and turned the tide of the war. Miller amplifies the narrative with tour stops including GPS coordinates so readers visiting the sites or those in remote locations can see for themselves the terrain and other features of the battles."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-443) and index
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Subject United States. Marine Corps. Marine Brigade, 4th
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Brigade, 4th.
Belleau Wood, Battle of, France, 1918
Soissons, Battle of, Soissons, France, 1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HISTORY / World.
Regimental histories.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, J. Michael (Joseph Michael), 1955- writer of foreword
ISBN 0700629580
Other Titles Fourth Marine Brigade at Belleau Wood and Soissons