The War Illustrated No 176 Vol 7 March 17th 1944

A /a/M MARCH 17,1944 THROUGH BATTLE’S SMOKE TO VICTORY will go special Royal Marines formations as spearhead of the Allied full-scale landing in Europe. Marines are here seen training in England, charging with the new 8'5-in. triangular bayonet which now largely replaces, on active service overseas, the 17‘2-in. flat-bladed type. This gallant Corps, now rich in battle honours, was formed on Oct. 28,1664, when King Charles II sanctioned the raising of a regiment for sea service. See also pp. 628-630 and 672. Photo, Planet News Vet 7 W//u a / i Edited by Sir John H&mmerfon
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