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Author Gilbert, Oscar E., author.

Title The Marine Corps tanks collection / Oscar E. Gilbert
Published New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2018

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Description 1 online resource
Contents Marine Corps tank battles in Korea -- Marine Corps tank battles in Vietnam -- Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East -- Tanks in Hell
Summary "Together these books provide the definitive history of the USMC's tank forces ... Very highly recommended" (Military Modelcraft International). Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea: A detailed and gripping account of the little-known Marine tank engagements during the Korean War, from the valiant defense at Pusan and the bitter battles of the Chosin Reservoir to the bloody stalemate along the Jamestown Line. Oscar E. Gilbert unfolds the unique role played by tanks in the destruction of the ill-fated Task Force Drysdale, how Marine armor was a key factor in the defense of Hagaru, and how a lone tank made it to Yudamni and then led the breakout across the high Toktong Pass. Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam: In 1965 the large, loud, and highly visible tanks of 3rd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Tank Battalion landed across a beach near Da Nang, drawing unwelcome attention to America's first, almost covert, commitment of ground troops in South Vietnam. Marine Corps tankers sought out the enemy in the sand dunes, jungles, mountains, paddy fields, tiny villages, and ancient cities of Vietnam, dealing with guerrilla ambushes from the Viet Cong and the long-range artillery capability of the North Vietnamese Army. Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East: In America's longest continual conflict, armored Marines became entangled in guerrilla war amid the broiling deserts, ancient cities, and rich farmlands of Iraq, and in the high, bleak wastes of Afghanistan. Fighting a fanatical foe who brutalized civilians, planted sophisticated roadside bombs, and seized control of entire cities, the Marine Corps tankers cleared roads, escorted convoys, conducted endless sweep operations to locate and destroy insurgent strongholds, protected voting sites for free elections, and recaptured and rebuilt urban centers, even adding a new trick to their repertoire: long-range surveillance. Tanks in Hell: On November 20, 1943, the 2nd Marine Division launched the first amphibious assault of the Pacific War, directly into the teeth of powerful Japanese defenses on Tarawa. In that blood-soaked invasion, a single company of Sherman tanks, of which only two survived, played a pivotal role in turning the tide from looming disaster to legendary victory
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 15, 2018)
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Armored troops -- History -- 20th century
United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Korean War, 1950-1953.
United States. Marine Corps. Amphibious Force, III -- History
United States. Marine Corps -- Armored troops -- History -- 21st century
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 2nd. Tank Battalion, 2nd. Charlie Company -- History
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Marine Corps. Amphibious Force, III
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Tank warfare
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Tank warfare
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United States
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, American
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Tank warfare
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Participation, American
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Tank warfare
Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations.
Sherman tank -- History
Marines -- United States -- Interviews
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Military operations, Amphibious
Armed Forces -- Armored troops
Marines
Military participation -- American
Regimental histories
Sherman tank
Tank warfare
Iraq
Kiribati
United States
Genre/Form History
Interviews
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
Author Container of (work): Gilbert, Oscar E. Marine Corps tank battles in Korea
Container of (work): Gilbert, Oscar E. Marine Corps tank battles in Vietnam
Container of (work): Gilbert, Oscar E. Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East
Container of (work): Gilbert, Oscar E. Tanks in Hell
ISBN 1504055950
9781504055956
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