The Royal Marines on the Western Front

Daniel J McLean

Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526763860
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


From the mud of the Somme to the raid on Zeebrugge, the Royal Marines fought in almost every element of the Great War on the Western Front. Today they are known worldwide as an elite commando fighting force, but that has only been their role since 1940, a fraction of their period in existence. Until 1923 they existed as two corps – the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the Royal Marine Artillery – and both served with distinction along the western front in the great war. This book examines and explains the engagements in which they were involved, the equipment used and the organization and training undertaken in hitherto unseen detail, drawing on a wide variety of sources to give an accurate picture of their contribution to the war in France and Belgium.

About The Author

Daniel McLean was born in Kent and after school served as a Logistics Officer in the Royal Navy. At the age of 24 he left the armed forces and read Theology at Oriel College, Oxford, before beginning the teaching career which brought him to Rugby School in 2015. There he is employed as Head of Philosophy and Theology, Assistant Housemaster and Contingent Commander of the Combined Cadet Force.

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