The World Around Us #11 - The Illustrated Story of the Marines
(July 1959)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959-05-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss; Meyer A. Kaplan (executive editor); Leonard Cole (art director)

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. Indexed from information supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker. On-sale date from 1959 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Illustrated Story of the Marines (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Alex Blum (painting)
Inks
Alex Blum (painting)
Colors
Alex Blum (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
military

Indexer Notes

Blum credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Classics Illustrated.

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The Illustrated Story of the Marines (Table of Contents: 2)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since 1775, the United States Marine Corps has served America in peace and war.
Genre
military
Characters
Michael Strank; Harlon Block; Franklin Sousley; Rene Gagnon; Ira Hayes; Harold Schultz

The Shores of Tripoli (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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In 1801, American merchant ships in the Mediterranean Sea were being attacked by Barbary Pirates.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Barbary pirates; American seamen; Thomas Jefferson; Pasha of Tripoli; William Eaton; Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon; U.S. Marines; Hamet
Synopsis
During the Barbary Wars, Lt. O'Bannon leads a small Marine detachment on a dangerous journey through the desert, after which the small party assaults a fort from the shore as the navy bombards it from the sea.
Keywords
Barbary Wars; educational; fact; pirates; Tripoli; U.S. Marine Corps

The Terrible Tiger (Table of Contents: 4)

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Today the jungles of the world are filled with wild beasts.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Keywords
Educational; fact; saber-toother tiger; saber-toother tiger

Fighting Leathernecks (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Frank Bolle ?
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A marine is a soldier who serves aboard a ship.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military; war
Characters
Captain Samuel Nicholas; John Paul Jones; Lieutenant Edward Stack; U.S. marines
Synopsis
Marines serve in numerous battles and campaigns of the American Revolution.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; educational; fact; U.S. Marine Corps

A Gentle Hand (Table of Contents: 6)

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The September of 1854 was raw and wet.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; history
Characters
Florence Nightingale; William Russell
Synopsis
Florence Nightingale defies danger and expectations to establish a corps of woman nurses in the Crimean War.
Keywords
Crimean War; Educational; fact; nurse

The Halls of Montezuma (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Everett Raymond Kinstler
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Everett Raymond Kinstler
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Long after the Alamo fell in 1836, there was bitter feeling toward the Mexican general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who conquered it.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Captain George H. Terrett; U.S. marines; U.S. soldiers; Mexican soldiers; General Winfield Scott; Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant
Synopsis
Marines are assigned to rear duty for much of the Mexican War, but take the lead in storming Mexico City and Chapultepec Castle.
Keywords
Educational; fact; Mexican War; Mexico City; U.S. Marine Corps

The Marines Have Landed (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Orlando
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Joe Orlando
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The United States Marine Corps has fought in every major war as well as many minor landings.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
U.S. Marines; Commodore Matthew C. Perry; Commodore George Dewey
Synopsis
Review of the Marine Corps' history from the War of 1812 to 1958 peacekeeping in Lebanon.
Keywords
Educational; fact; U.S. Marine Corps

Six Outposts to Charlemagne (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1919, bandits on the tiny island of Haiti had been causing serious trouble for years.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Sergeant Herman Hanneken; Corporal William R. Button; Haitian gendarmes; Cacos bandits; Charlemagne Masena Peralte
Synopsis
Disguising themselves as Cacos bandits, and working with Haitian gendarmes, marines bluff their way past six outposts to kill the bandit leader.
Keywords
Congressional Medal of Honor; educational; fact; Haiti

Devil Dogs (Table of Contents: 10)

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H. J. Kihl ? (illustrations)
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In the spring of 1918, during World War I, the Allies and the Germans were stalemated in muddy trenches.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
U.S. Marines; French soldiers; German soldiers
Synopsis
Marines drive the Germans out of Belleau Wood, earning the nickname Devil Dogs.
Keywords
1st World War; Belleau Wood; Belleau Wood; educational; fact; First World War; Great War; World War 1; World War I; World War One

The Piltdown Hoax (Table of Contents: 11)

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The newspapers of 1911 hailed the discovery as one of the world's most important scientific finds.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Charles Dawson; scientists
Synopsis
Dawson's discoveries of apparently ancient skulls are hailed as great finds, but eventually the skulls are determined to have been hoaxes.
Keywords
Archaeology; educational; fact; paleontology

Becoming a Marine (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Pencils
John Tartaglione
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John Tartaglione
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is it like to join the Marines today?
Genre
teen; war
Characters
Dick Harper; recruiting sergeant; Dick's friends; Dick's parents; drill instructor; Dick's fellow boots
Synopsis
After high school, Dick joins the Marines. He goes through basic training and individual combat training, then into Marine aviation mechanics.
Keywords
U.S. Marine Corps

The Floating Laboratory (Table of Contents: 13)

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For twenty-four hours, storm warnings had been crackling over the small ship's radio.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Professor Maurice Ewing; scientists; master of the Vema; seamen
Synopsis
Ewing's scientific team chart the ocean floor, and take samples for study.
Keywords
Educational; fact; oceanography

Peacetime Firemen (Table of Contents: 14)

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Ernie Hart ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do Marines do in peacetime?
Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
U.S. Marines
Synopsis
Survey of Marine activities and assignments during peacetime.
Keywords
Educational; fact; U.S. Marine Corps

Circle of Death (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Harry Anderson ?
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It was the winter of 1950, during the Korean War.
Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
U.S. Marines; Chinese Communist soldiers
Synopsis
Marines are surrounded and outumbered at Chosin in deadly winter weather, but fight their way out.
Keywords
Chosin Reservoir; Chosin Reservoir; educational; fact; Korean war; U.S. Marine Corps

Rocks, Sand and Bullets (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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These tiny dots in the Pacific Ocean are names that will live in American history.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
U.S. Marines; Colonel Harry B. Liversedge; Major General Harry Schmidt; First Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier; Joe Rosenthal; Michael Strank; Harlon Block; Franklin Sousley; Rene Gagnon; Ira Hayes; Harold Schultz
Synopsis
Marines on Iwo Jima fight to the top of Mount Suribachi, where they raise the American flag. Joe Rosenthal captures the moment on film.
Keywords
2nd World War; Educational; fact; Iwo Jima; Second World War; U.S. Marine Corps; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Illustrated Story of the Marines
  2. 1. Special Introductory Offer
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of the Marines
  4. 3. The Shores of Tripoli
  5. 4. The Terrible Tiger
  6. 5. Fighting Leathernecks
  7. 6. A Gentle Hand
  8. 7. The Halls of Montezuma
  9. 8. The Marines Have Landed
  10. 9. Six Outposts to Charlemagne
  11. 10. Devil Dogs
  12. 11. The Piltdown Hoax
  13. 12. Becoming a Marine
  14. 13. The Floating Laboratory
  15. 14. Peacetime Firemen
  16. 15. Circle of Death
  17. 16. Rocks, Sand and Bullets
  18. 17. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  19. 18. Subscribe now! Today!
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