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How did they fit that much badassery in one picture?
I wonder how effective that 30 carbine was at penetrating jungle undergrowth
The guy on the right throws my brain; I can’t recall ever having seen a bearded man from this era.
My grandfather was a Marauder. He’s not in this specific photo though
Hah! I’ve seen the sign on the highway many times in (I think) New Hampshire. I’ve always meant to look them up but forgot when I finally got out of the car. Thanks
I recently just finished reading *Merrill’s Marauders: The Untold Story of Unit Galahad and the Toughest Special Forces Mission of World War II* and it was a great and fascinating read. I highly suggest picking it up.
Not only does it obviously cover Merrill’s Marauders but it gives you a little insight into the Southeast Asia theater of WWII, which is essentially never covered in discussions of WWII.
Edit: Forgot to mention that if you do pick up the book I would get it in paperback form because I got it in kindle form and there are some great maps that put their military maneuvers discussed in the text in great context. Was a little difficult to see/flip back to them on kindle and think it would have been better in paperback.
Edit2: Thanks to u/Oakroscoe for pointing out that the paperback is $40. IMO that steep of price is not worth clearer maps/ease of flipping back to them. So take that into consideration when reading my above it.
The second from left looks like Daniel Craig
Where in South East Asia was this?
> Of the 2,750 to enter Burma, only two were left alive who had never been hospitalized with wounds or major illness. None of the horses and only 41 mules (originally 700 mules/horses) survived.
The Burma campaign was its own special kind of gruesome .
Think eastern front, but with dengue fever