To the Limit of Endurance
- A Battalion of Marines in the Great War
- Narrated by: Richard Wayne Stageman
- Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-01-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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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 listeners.
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By Jefferson on 01-11-14
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Get a hard copy - the Audible narration is appalling. Imagine Marty Stauffer from "Wild America" describing burrowing techniques of woodchucks, or Mr. Rogers telling a children's tale. Completely wrong for the telling of a monumental battle story.
Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Wayne Stageman’s performances?