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First to Fight: The U.S. Marines in World War I

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Gilbert and Cansiere. The Great War marked a turning point for the Marines, as they transformed from a small naval security unit to an elite battlefield force. Learn all about their 1918 service under the Army command of General Pershing — who resented their presence — as they, supported by the British and the French, helped defeat five German divisions in the spring offensive. Get insight on all of their action through the end of the war, including both ground and air units! 360 pages, 16 pages of B&W photos, 6¼"x 9¼", hardcover.