The Press: Esprit de Corps

Nine months ago, the editors of the Marine Corps Gazette set their goal. To help mark the Corps' 17 5th anniversary this week, they planned "to produce an accurate, concise and readable history of the Marine Corps that would definitely establish some of the word-of-mouth history and tradition." Last week, in a special, 136-page anniversary issue priced at $1 (regular price: 30¢), the Gazette published a "readable history" that was also a gusty, colorful explanation of the unique esprit de corps that distinguishes the U.S. Marines from other U.S. armed services.

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