History of the Marine Corps

History of the Marine Corps

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Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 8
January 08, 2024

The US Armys arrival brought reinforcements and a reorganization of American troops. New tactics, like flamethrowers and enhanced naval gunfire, were introduced, though terrain and enemy fortificatio

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 7
January 01, 2024

This episode dives into the strategic reorganization of American forces during the Guadalcanal campaign. The 164th Infantry and 7th Marines, positioned in the East Sector, tackled the harsh terrain as

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 6
December 25, 2023

The episode will explore the intense engagements, including the Matanikau Phase, where American forces repelled Japanese attacks with strategic positioning and artillery. We'll discuss the heroic acts

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 5
December 11, 2023

Following the initial engagement with the Ichiki Force, the Marines braced for more severe Japanese attacks along with ongoing air raids and bombardments. Despite limited resources, the Cactus Air For

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 4
December 04, 2023

Continuing from last week, we focus on Vandergrift and his Marines as they struggle with insufficient supplies and limited intelligence. This episode sets the stage for the Battle of the Tenaru, detai

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 3
November 27, 2023

This episode shifts focus from Yoke's journey toward Tulagi to Task Group X-Ray's approach to Beach Red on Guadalcanal, marking the first land offensive by American forces in WWII. The Marines, much l

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 2
November 20, 2023

This episode follows the approach of Transport Group Yoke towards Tulagi. The initial bombardments by supporting aircraft and naval vessels set the stage for the Marines' landing. Once ashore, we'll d

Guadalcanal and Tulagi - Part 1
November 13, 2023

The Solomon Islands campaign during World War II was a pivotal moment in the Pacific Theater, marking the first major Allied offensive against the Japanese forces. This eight-part series will focus on

American Samoa
August 26, 2023

Amid the potential of the US entering WWII, American Samoa emerged as a linchpin in the Pacific defense strategy. With tensions rising and rumors of a Japanese attack swirling, the Marines swiftly for

Marines in Iceland
July 25, 2023

During World War II, Iceland gained strategic significance due to its proximity to Europe and North America. When Germany invaded Denmark in April 1940, Britain realized the importance of preventing a