Always Faithful U.S. Marines in World War II Combat (Hardcover)
|A picture is worth a thousand words. In his latest book, Marine Corps historian and author of over 40 books, Eric Hammel, has assembled one hundred combat photos from the Pacific Theater of Operations of the Second World War. Together these tell the story of the Marines'' costly victory over the Japanese. |
Over the years, historians, novelists, film makers and artists, have attempted to capture what it was like to fight in the Pacific. In "Always Faithful," readers are invited to take in the combat slowly, as it unfolds, image by image.
Arranged by theme--from dramatic images of beach assaults to heartbreaking photographs of the injured and killed-in-action--"Always Faithful" seeks to depict the essence of the War in the Pacific and the core of what it means to be a Marine.
From the Publisher:
From proven author Eric Hammel comes a unique pictorial history of the U.S. Marines who fought in combat during World War II. Hammel selects the top 100 images from his private archives to share with readers--100 images that capture what semper fidelis meant to the fighting men during the war. This singular collection is designed to display the true face of war as well as show a generation of Marines and Navy field hospital corpsmen as they rose above the crowd to perform acts of faith with their credo, their corps, their country, and their comrades. With a mixture of iconic and unique images, readers will find themselves faced with the graphic images of Marines during wartime, from the thick of combat to every day survival. Here, in silent, stirring, unwavering testimony, is a display of what the very best combat Marines of any era can do to remain always faithful to their long history, their homeland, their proud heritage, the cornerstone of their honor, and their humanity.