The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I
by Dick Camp
Facing massed German machine guns, the Marines made sweep after bloody sweep through Belleau Wood. Repeatedly accosted by the retreating French and urged to turn back, Captain Lloyd Williams of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, uttered the now-famous retort, "Retreat, hell. We just got here." And indeed, by the end of that terrible June of 1918, the Marines had broke...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Zenith Press
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Jun 30, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A history of the Battle of Belleau Woods during World War I featuring the involvement of the United States Marines. This was the battle that brought the Marine Corps to the world's attention as a determined elite fighting force and earned them the tile of Devil Dogs.
Colonel Dick Camp, a Purple Heart recipient, served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring in 1988. Upon retirement he served as the Deputy Director, U.S. Marine Corps History Division and as the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Vice President for Museum Operations at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia. Currently residing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he is the...moreMore about Dick Camp...