By David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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The elderly French gun used by the Marine Corps since the end of the "Great War," was a fine piece, but experience had shown that a howitzer, capable of high trajectory fire, was more versatile.
Bristol, C-in- C Asiatic Fleet, and BGen Smedley D. Butler (center ofpicture), inspect the 10th Marine Regiment on I June 1928. The stay of the 10th Marines in Tientsin was marked by "spit and polish" as exemplified by the high gloss on the gun's barrel. Marine painter has completed applying camouflage paint on an armored tractor at the 10th Marines gun park in Tientsin. Note the hand-crank at the front of the tractor used for emergency engine starting. USMC Photo 531864 36 showing the flag and "spit and polish" became of paramount importance.
Harding witnessed a demonstration of a battalion attack using all infantry weapons and two accompanying companies. 'ar" Maneuvers, Culebra, 75mm guns, spent the night in a canvas "White and Quantico Construction House," and reviewed the entire force Sunday morning before returning to Washington. The overall value of the maneuver was assessed in In 1921, the Marine Corps began a series of an- nual maneuvers which lasted until 1924. While the December issue of the 1921 Marine Corps these maneuvers were part legitimate field exercises, Gazette, which reported: part community relations, and part physical training, they were mostly large scale publicity ventures.
A brief history of the 10th Marines by David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division