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The Marauders #2020

The Marauders Legends seldom fit the facts comfortably The military outfit called Merrill s Marauders American soldiers who ranged hundreds of miles through the Burmese rain forest fighting vastly superior Ja

  • Title: The Marauders
  • Author: Charlton Ogburn Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781585672349
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Marauders By Charlton Ogburn Jr., Legends seldom fit the facts comfortably The military outfit called Merrill s Marauders 3,000 American soldiers who ranged hundreds of miles through the Burmese rain forest fighting vastly superior Japanese forces stands up admirably to the legend that surrounds it, as veteran Ogburn capably shows The first American force to fight on the Asian mainland since the BoxerLegends seldom fit the facts comfortably The military outfit called Merrill s Marauders 3,000 American soldiers who ranged hundreds of miles through the Burmese rain forest fighting vastly superior Japanese forces stands up admirably to the legend that surrounds it, as veteran Ogburn capably shows The first American force to fight on the Asian mainland since the Boxer Rebellion, the warriors of Galahad as the three battalions under General Frank Merrill were code named suffered terribly in their long campaign over what Winston Churchill called the most forbidding fighting country imaginable Writes Ogburn, not only were they felled by bullets, but they also endured lack of food and supplies, a host of tropical diseases, and exhaustion and, worse, poor treatment at the hands of commanders and strategists far from the fighting Even so, they scored some important successes and took their toll on a seasoned enemy, which had never before come up against another first class outfit on even terms, and the experience must have left them sore and puzzled Ogburn s action filled book merits a place alongside the dispatches of Ernie Pyle and Richard Tregaskis s Guadalcanal Diary as an important firsthand account of the war in Asia Gregory McNamee

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    1. I am always in pursuit of original sources as the bedrock of history I have seldom come across such an excellent account by someone who was actually there Lt Ogburn marched into Burma down the Ledo Road and was evacuated shortly before the final objective of Myitkyina What a tale he has to tell and extremely well written A sense of history as he trains his men in an ancient country view spoiler You stood with the same nostalgia for home, the same wonder over the strange sights you had seen, the [...]

    2. The Marauders, also known as Merrill s Marauders, fought the Japanese in the jungles of Burma during World War II The battalion went into position on the high ground just back from the river to prepare for the attack Radio silence was to be preserved page 165 After dark Colonel Osborne called his officers together and gave them their attack orders At the first light of dawn the platoons were to move independently from the riverbank to the road, cutting the Japanese supply line and digging in aga [...]

    3. while the pacing strikes me as at times dry and even somewhat disjointed, I enjoy it for the great job it does at not only at an authentic and human portrayal of war but revealing good reasons for why Galahad was created, who created and orchastrated it, and what broke Galahad However DO SOME HISTORY HOMEWORK BEFORE SERIOUSLY READING I m sure it s an old message,but you WILL NOT fully appreciated this without understanding the times it happend in and who americans, japanese, british, indian, bur [...]

    4. This is the first book that I read that went into depth about the 5307th Composite Unit And it stuck with me The achievements of this unit were and still are, amazing There have been complete books since, but this one was written when the memories were still vivid.

    5. The US Army Ranger School is based on the campaign of Merrill s Marauders as an extended role play It so happens my roommate during Infantry Officers Basic Course 1 70 was Samuel V Wilson II the son of Lt Gen Samuel V Wilson, Merrill s Recon platoon leader He was married and I didn t see much of him until the Florida phase of Ranger School, when he was recycled from the previous class for an injury Our Ranger Class 7 70 was selected to reactivate the 75th Ranger Regiment at our graduation and Ge [...]

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