Marine Corps History, Summer 2017

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The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, and Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg

Richard D. L. Fulton and James Rada Jr.


The Legend of Suicide Charley: Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, and the Battle for Henderson Field, 24–25 October 1942

Major Gary Cozzens, USMCR (Ret)


Royal Marines Commandos at Limbang, 1962

Captain Derek Oakley, MBE, RM


The “Afloat-Ready Battalion”: The Development of the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1898–1978

Colonel Douglas E. Nash Sr., USA (Ret)


National Museum of the Marine Corps: The Final Phase

Charles Grow


In Memoriam

Colonel John H. Glenn Jr., USMC (Ret)

Colonel Julia E. Hamblet, USMC (Ret)

Lieutenant Colonel Merrill L. Bartlett, USMC (Ret)

Major Norman T. Hatch, USMCR (Ret)


Review Essay

The Hindenburg Line and King of Battle: Artillery in World War I Reviewed by Major Peter L. Belmonte, USAF (Ret)


Book Reviews

Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945 Reviewed by Jacob Stoil, PhD

Storming the City: U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam Reviewed by Douglas E. Nash

The Equus Men: Rhodesia’s Mounted Infantry: The Grey’s Scouts, 1896–1980 Reviewed by Charles D. Melson

Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era Reviewed by Mark R. Folse

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Reviewed by Richard A. McConnell, PhD

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign Reviewed by Douglas V. Johnson, PhD



The editors at Marine Corps History are currently looking for new articles and book reviews on all topics within the long history of the Corps: Civil War, Spanish-American War, Banana Wars, WWI, WWII, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, women and minorities in the military. We are particularly interested in masters and PhD students who are ready to venture into scholarly publishing. Articles must be at least 4,000 words, footnoted according to Chicago Manual of Style, and focus on some aspect of the Corps either directly or indirectly, including foreign marines and joint operations. 

For more information about submissions or to inquire about books available for review, email the senior editor at