In the blaze of a Carolina summer, among the poison ivy and loblolly pines, eight Marines are killed almost casually by misfired mortar shells.
Deciding that his battalion has been 'doping off', Colonel Templeton calls for a 36-mile forced march to inculcate discipline.
The Long March is a searing account of this ferocious ordeal - and of the two officers who resist.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 17/04/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099573555
- Paperback from £6.85