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The Filson Historical Society
As this cartoon shows, a sense of humor can persist, even in combat. In wartime, service talent among the troops was remarkable.

In defeating the all-out Japanese attack of July 25-26, our Marines had broken the enemy’s back.  The day following, the battalion commander moved his command post from the foot of the cliff to the top. Ordinarily it would have been a poor location, for enemy fire directed at our frontlines would also pin down those in the command post and hinder their exercise of command. However, in this case, organized resistance at the front had ceased.

Liberating ‘Scotch’ whisky

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