Hungry Marines

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    Rations for the beseiged US Marines on Corregedor were skimpy in the extreme. Just one 8 ounce can of corned beef was provided to feed ten men per day at the height of ther seige. Sometimes Japanese Air raids would bring dead fish to the surface which could supplement their meagre diet. Some soldiers would even risk shark or Zero attacks to reach stricken boats in an attempt to locate more supplies.

    Anxious to bring in a floating crate, one Marine swam out to sea and struggled back triumphantly with his prize. When the crate was opened it was found to contain four gallon jars or ink. Whilst he trying to exchange these for food a piece of flying shrapnel destroyed two of the jars. A 'Mess' sergeant had to clean up the resultant mess.
     
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    "I see that we have some Marines on board-I guess that gives someone for the Sailors to dance with".

    (Bob Hope gag)
     
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