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The Resource Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, By Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander ; read by Joe Barrett, (sound recording)

Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, By Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander ; read by Joe Barrett, (sound recording)

Label
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific
Title
Bloody Ridge and beyond
Title remainder
a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
By Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander ; read by Joe Barrett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a two-thousand-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 marines on the island. But the marines positioned on the ridge were no normal fighters--they were the hard-fighting men of Edson's Raiders, an elite fighting unit within an already elite Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness and submitted to a rigorous training program to weed out those less fit, they were the best of the best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 marines--commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin "Red Mike" Edson--fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave of attacking Japanese soldiers were repelled by the Raiders, who knew that defeat and retreat were simply not options. In the end, and against all odds, the defenders prevailed. Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the First Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Groft, Marlin
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alexander, Larry
  • Barrett, Joe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Groft, Marlin
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marines
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Label
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, By Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander ; read by Joe Barrett, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From "Skinhead" to Raider -- Training and Deployment -- The Blood Oath -- The Perfect Raid -- "This is where they'll hit" -- "They'll be back" -- "I'll shoot any man who heads for the rear" -- "This place is lousy with Nips" -- Back to the Matanikau -- Rest and Refit -- The Dragons Peninsula -- "You are covering our withdrawal" -- Reassignment -- "I hear the rumble of heavy guns" -- "For we're the last of the Raiders" -- Epilogue: Bloody Ridge : August 2002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483035543
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Zbchr
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, By Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander ; read by Joe Barrett, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From "Skinhead" to Raider -- Training and Deployment -- The Blood Oath -- The Perfect Raid -- "This is where they'll hit" -- "They'll be back" -- "I'll shoot any man who heads for the rear" -- "This place is lousy with Nips" -- Back to the Matanikau -- Rest and Refit -- The Dragons Peninsula -- "You are covering our withdrawal" -- Reassignment -- "I hear the rumble of heavy guns" -- "For we're the last of the Raiders" -- Epilogue: Bloody Ridge : August 2002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483035543
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Zbchr
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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