BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Moving on Munda

The troops closing in on Munda had learned much since Bataan; these troops were fighting a new kind of warfare. Once they wore khaki and blue dungarees; now they were clad in mottled yellow-brown-green coveralls that blended with the deep color and shadow of the tropics. Once they had little else to fight with but machine guns, rifles and knives; now they had ample artillery and support from sea and air. Once they massed and deployed awkwardly in textbook tactics; now they crept silently through the jungle. At Viru Harbor, U.S. Marines,...

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