At Belleau Wood

978-1-57441-016-7 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
376 pp. 27 b&w photos. 7 maps.
Pub Date: 11/01/1996


  • Paperback $29.95
Military Book Club Selection, 1996
On June 5, 1918, the 2nd Division, made up of soldiers and marines, launched an offensive on German lines at Belleau Wood. Using sources on both sides of the Atlantic and personally interviewing many of those who fought at the wood, Asprey combines excitement with detail and accuracy in telling of this major battle of World War I. He describes the hardships, the combination of tactical ingenuity and pure guts which ultimately enabled Major Maurice Shearer to report to Brigadier General Harbord on June 26th, “Belleau Wood now U.S. Marine Corps entirely.”

Back in print after many years—first time in paperback.

Published by University of North Texas Press