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by Peter F. Owen

Author: Peter F. Owen
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (August 15, 2007)
Pages: 264 pages
Category: Other
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PETER F. OWEN retired from the . Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel. His first command was a weapons platoon in the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines.

Series: C. Brannen Series (Book 1. When America declared war in 1917, Carl A. Brannen was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M

Series: C. Brannen was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. He finished out the fall semester of his sophomore year and then enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1918, reporting for boot camp in February.

Owen shows how the battalion regrouped after these campaigns, however, and embarked on a period of intense . The grueling, ultimately triumphant odyssey of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines will appeal to military historians, professional soldiers, and interested general readers.

Owen shows how the battalion regrouped after these campaigns, however, and embarked on a period of intense retraining. By the time of the closing weeks of the war, the adjustments they had made allowed them to mold themselves into a coldly efficient military machine.

Pete Owen enlisted in the Marines from Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1981. He later graduated from the . Naval Academy, where he majored in history. Pete deployed to Iraq in 1991 as a platoon commander from 2d Recon Battalion and in 2003 as the XO of the First Marine Regiment. Customers Also Bought Items By.

Texas A&M University Press. What one has here is a really good microhistory of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines (the unit in which the author started his active career in the USMC) with the goal of teasing out what insights what one of the better battalions of the AEF might tell one about American military performance in World War I. The short answer is that. quality manpower can only take up so much slack in the face of bad doctrine & organization and that the evolution of doctrine & organization in the AEF barely kept up with the erosion of its human resources.

But until now, most of these studies have focused at the division level or higher.

Series Title: C. Brannen. Publisher: Texas A&M University Press. Book theme: World War I. Author: Peter F Owen. Street Date: August 15, 2007. Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-6228. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

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A Battalion of Marines in the Great Wa. But until now, most of these studies have focused at the division level or higher.

A Battalion of Marines in the Great War. By: Peter F. Now, with To the Limit of Endurance, Peter F. Owen offers a tautly worded, historically rigorous, and intensely human survey of the agonizing burden shouldered by the Second Battalion of the Sixth Regiment of . Marines from its formation in Quantico, Virginia, in 1917 until the cessation of hostilities in November of the following year. In places like Belleau Wood and Soissons, these young men, led by dedicated officers, died in staggering numbers - primarily because of the outmoded tactics they had learned.

Scholars and historians offer several theories for the crippling losses suffered by the American Expeditionary Forces on the battlefields of World War I: inexperience, poor leadership, hasty expansion of duties, and others. But until now, most of these studies have focused at the division level or higher. Now, with To the Limit of Endurance, Peter F. Owen offers a tautly worded, historically rigorous, and intensely human survey of the agonizing burden shouldered by the Second Battalion of the Sixth Regiment of U.S. Marines from its formation in Quantico, Virginia, in 1917 until the cessation of hostilities in November of the following year. In places like Belleau Wood and Soissons, these young men, led by dedicated officers, died in staggering numbers—primarily because of the outmoded tactics they had learned. Owen shows how the battalion regrouped after these campaigns, however, and embarked on a period of intense retraining. By the time of the closing weeks of the war, the adjustments they had made allowed them to mold themselves into a coldly efficient military machine. Drawing on a treasure trove of surviving first-hand accounts, Owen expertly combines these individual observations with military records and archival sources to create a mosaic that provides not only a case study of how one organization grappled with transformation but also a tightly focused, ground-level view of the lives—and deaths—of these courageous American military men. The grueling, ultimately triumphant odyssey of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines will appeal to military historians, professional soldiers, and interested general readers.