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World War II Medal of Honor Recipients (1): Navy & USMC (Elite #92)
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed on personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. This book is the first of two titles looking at the recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II (1939-1945). It covers Navy and Marine Corps awardees in all theaters of war, from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the brutal fighting on Iwo Jim ...more
ebook, 64 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Osprey Publishing
(first published July 2003)
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An enjoyable quick read. This is a treasure trove for the Wargamer/Military Enthusiast, with its simple stories of daring do. The Colour plates are also quite fun. The book gives you all the Marine and Navy CMOH winners with little chapters for each recipient. My favourite is the cover boy- Basilone- the Machine Gunner of Gaudalcanal fame. His story still resonated for me as a child in the 60s. Casual readers will find this book too focused, but Gamers who want scenarios, modelers who want diora ...more