9781526710451-1526710455-US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II

US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II

ISBN-13: 9781526710451
ISBN-10: 1526710455
Author: Moran, Jim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Frontline Books
Format: Hardcover 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781526710451
ISBN-10: 1526710455
Author: Moran, Jim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Frontline Books
Format: Hardcover 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moran, Jim wrote US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II comprising 208 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1526710455 and 9781526710451. Since then US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When the US Marine Commandant, Major General Thomas Holcomb, announced the formation of what became the US Marine Corps’ Women’s Reserve, legend has it that the portrait of the fifth Commandant, Archibald Henderson, fell off the wall and crashed to the floor – ‘in disbelief’. This branch of the US Marines was authorized by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 30 July 1942.

This law allowed for the acceptance of women into the reserve as commissioned officers and at the enlisted level, effective for the duration of the war plus six months. The purpose of the law was to release officers and men for combat and to replace them with women in shore stations. The result was that between 1943 and 1945 the women of America enlisted in their thousands to ‘Free A Man to Fight’.

This book, the first of its kind, explores in detail the role of Women Marines, or WRs as they were known at the time. It also presents a detailed study of the uniforms of the WRs supported by numerous color photographs.

This book has been written with the full support of the US Marine Corps Histories Division, the Women Marine Association and surviving WR veterans.

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