A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, ...Read MoreA straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang! and the recoil jarred it loose from my grip. The rifle smacked me hard in the jaw. With that, I went down on my face while the little bluebirds started going tweet, tweet, tweet around my head.--'Did I hit it?' I asked.--'Yeah, you hit it, ' Flash said. 'The damn thing just didn't work.'--We finally ran into somebody from another unit, a guy who really understood how the new style grenade was supposed to work. We explained our misfortune to him, and he asked us did you pull the firing pin out . . . The god damn pin!"Read Less
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Very good. Book is in Very Good Condition! ! ! Pages are tight, crisp, nice and intact w/ light highlighting throughout. Tight Binding & Strong Spine. Softcover is clean and nice. Minor shelf & edge wear. In all Book is and Looks Great. Exactly As Shown in Picture and As Product Details. 'On the Canal: The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942 (Stackpole Military History Series)' ISBN # 0811731499. Ships with Delivery Confirmation. Fast Shipping, Reliable Service, Customer Satisfaction and Money Back Guaranteed! ! Thank You! !
So much of today's history has been diluted, rephrased or is just down right wrong that its refreshing to read it from the guys who were actually there. I have a friends dad who was in the first wave on the canal.and is featured in the book. He said that was no BS in the book so what you read is the way it was. Not for the squeamish
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