US Marine in World War I

By Ed and Catherine Colbert (Eds.) (ills by Jonny Shumate)

64 page Osprey Publishing’s Warrior series

US Marine in World War I offers a useful initiation into the history, recruitment, composition, armament and actions of the US Marine Corps in the Great War. Whilst it is never popular to rehearse the view that the threat of American manpower and industrial resources the work underlines that nation’s contribution to allied victory and its actions at Belleau Wood, St-Mihiel and Blanch Mont.

As ever Osprey offers sharp text and, as ever, a valuable range of photographs and full colour illustrations of uniforms and equipment for readers and modellers alike. Priced at £11.99, it is number 178 in this useful Osprey series.