ON ALL BATTLEFRONTS
High-spirited Leathernecks, battle-wise and eager for
action, hurtle over a "top" shouting defiance, their
bayonets held ready. For the Marine it's ever for-
ward, never retreat.
Mushrooming to earth in early
morning mist. Devil Dog paratroops
dump air from their 'chutes and as-
semble (right background) for ac-
tion. These men are the cream of
the physically tough U. S. Marines.
Their fighting eguipment, best in
the world, drops by cargo 'chute.
Hard-Hitting Devil Dogs
Carry Fight to Enemy
As battle reports come in from the
far-flung fighting fronts where Amer-
ican forces are moving forward to
crush the Axis, ever-prominent in the
first line of action are the men of
the United States Marine Corps.
In land fighting—aboard the ships
of America's fleets—streaking
through the skies—the snapshoot-
ing Devil Dogs are carrying the fight
to the enemy.
The primary function of the Corps
is to operate as an arm of the United
States Navy, to wrest bases from the
enemy and hold them until the ar-
rival of a permanent force. But the
Marines, in 167 years of history-
making, have been called upon for
every type of duty in the line of
safe-guarding American liberties.
Wherever the fire is heaviest, wher-
ever there is a need for shock troops
to stem the on-rushing enemy, there
you will find the Marines.
With a multitude of powerful,
swift-striking units, the Marines are
prepared for whatever the enemy
can hurl against them. For the Ma-
rines there is no retreat. Again and
again they will land. The ULTIMATE
issue cannot be in doubt.
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Set to destroy a chattering machine gun or any other
obstacle delaying an advance, this grimacing Marine
grenadier is camera-caught in the act of throwing a
grenade primed for explosion.
TN TOKIO—in Berlin—and in some
still cocky circles in Rome, they're
saying the Axis will dictate peace in
Washington, D. C. But—they're not
telling that to the Marines!. •
Red-blooded young Americans are
swelling the Leatherneck ranks every
day, becoming members of the world's
finest fighting machine, the United
States Marine Corps. Strong, clean-cut,
action-seeking young men moving out
in the forest-green uniforms of the Ma-
rines to smash the enemy!
Men between 17 and 33 years of age
can apply for enlistment at their near-
est U. S. Marine recruiting station. For
those over 30, but not yet 50 there is a
new reserve class.
Get there first with the Marines. Be
there for that last shot!
Mobile sea soldiers roar into the surf from a landing barge, hauling a trim 37 mm. cannon behind their
"jeep." They are on their way to support previously landed U. S. Marines already engaging the enemy
on the shore.
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