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On the Canal. The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal 1942.

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A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War IITold 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!" Softback book in "as new" condition. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex- library.

Item details

Author(s):
Marion, Cuddihy and Cuddihy.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23x15cms.
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0811731499
ISBN-13:
9780811731492
Number of pages:
3214
Publisher:
Stackpole
Title:
On the Canal.

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A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War IITold 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!" Softback book in "as new" condition. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex- library.

Author(s):
Marion, Cuddihy and Cuddihy.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23x15cms.
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0811731499
ISBN-13:
9780811731492
Number of pages:
3214
Publisher:
Stackpole
Title:
On the Canal.

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