Books: Tales of the Pacific

THE OLD BREED—George McMillan—Infantry Journal Press ($6.50).

"The remembered war," says George McMillan, onetime technical sergeant in the 1st Marine Division, "is sometimes very different from the fought war." In The Old Breed, his division's remembrance book, Author McMillan lets his facts about fighting fall where they may, gives the full treatment to the asides. In the process he achieves one of the most readable of the 100-odd unit histories of World War II already published.

The 1st U.S. Marine Division was the first U.S. division to take the offensive in War II. It went into the boondocks as a brigade in...

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