1st ed., 1972. X + 100 pp., 23 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Repair & tape marks to d.j., a few marks to f.e.p.'s, possibly ex-lib., but no stamps and internally all clean & o/w V.G. Since the formation of the Corps in 1664 there has literally been no campaign in which the Royal Marines have not been heroically and bloodily engaged. In the First World War they were present at all the major naval engagements. In the Second World War Royal Marines were invariably in the forefront of battle including the tragic reverses at Calais, the Hook of Holland and Crete: Royal Marine survivors of THE REPULSE and THE PRINCE OF WALES, sunk off the Malay Peninsula in 1942, made history when they fought alongside the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in a composite unit which bore the proud title ‘The Plymouth Argylls’. In post-war years they served gallantly in Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Suez, Kuwait, Aden, Borneo and Northern Ireland.