WWI Marine by Samuel J. Woolf
Marine Corps Art Collection




Helmet with affixed EGA device
dug from Belleau Wood ?



Marine Corps Recruiting in the World War

A selection of newspaper articles, letters, diaries & photographs from the period.

Paris Island in the World War

A selection of newspaper articles, letters, diaries & photographs from the period.




A black & white version of this cartoon first appeared in
The Lafayette Journal, Indiana, 12 June 1918
Courtesy of Erick Eastes


1st Field Hospital
of the 2nd Division A.E.F.
in Bezu le Guery, near Belleau Wood

Over 6000 American, French and German soldiers
were treated here from the fighting at Belleau Wood.

Sixth Machine Gun Battalion

4th Brigade of Marines, 2nd Division A.E.F.
Documents, photographs, biographies, etc.




Advertisement for the 1926 motion picture
What Price Glory?,
about the U.S. Marines in World War I,
based on the play by Laurence Stallings,
who lost a leg while leading a platoon
in the final charge at Belleau Wood.


Belleau Wood, the Village of Belleau,
and the Aisne-Marne Cemetery

A portfolio of photographs
of the Wood, the Village & the Cemetery
taken shortly after World War I.

~ New material added Armistice Day, 2000 ~

The Earliest Belleau Wood Museum

Built in the years following the Armistice,
it perished during the second German invasion
of June, 1940.

Belleau Wood Museum

Meet Gilles Lagin, who is working
to open a museum about Belleau Wood
in Marigny-en-Orxois, France.

The Bulldog Fountain at Belleau

Was it here that the idea of the bulldog
as Marine Corps symbol was born?

Special Belleau Wood Exhibition at the
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June ~ September, 2001





Books About
Marines
In WWI






NAVY MEDICS
with the
MARINES,
1917-1919

reprint of the
very scarce
1947 USN edition.

the most detailed
day-to-day
eyewitness account
of the Marines in France
in World War I

Belleau Wood -- Soissons
Blanc Mont



Damage to the Belleau Wood Cemetery
caused by the Windstorm of 20 December 1999

A gallery of photographs
showing the extent of the damage,
courtesy of Gilles Lagin.

The March to the Rhine

The March of the 2nd Division, A.E.F.,
including the 4th Brigade of Marines,
from the Meuse to Rhine,
17 November to 13 December 1918

A day-by-day account,
supplemented with detailed intelligence reports.

Capt Charley Dunbeck’s farewell
to the men of the
2nd Battalion, 5th Marines,
on the eve of their demobilization,

with particular attention paid
to the final days of the war
and the crossing of the Meuse

The USS Henderson

Transport of the U.S. Marines, 1916~1946.

The Death of an Adventurer,

Kenneth Collings, Marine Flyer










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Mike Iavarone

Trenches on the Web

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Benis Frank

Marine Corps Historian
WWII Veteran

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Syd Wise

WWI Historian

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