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Whether in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous one, the opposite state should be always present to your mind.

-- Ts`ao Kung

War Stories: Marines

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Marines You dragged your ass all the way. With our training using rope and pulling up hills and all that, it sure came in handy there. Christ, it was raining, of course. When didn't it rain in the hills? We climbed up on this hill; well, you couldn't walk up it, it was almost perpendicular. We'd tie the rope to a small tree, boost the guys -- we got over. You can imagine the time involved.
Note: by Ray Bauml, 2nd Raider Battalion  5119 Reads  Printer-friendly page

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1757: Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.

1871: Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.

1915: The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.

1915: The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.

1932: The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.

1945: Part of the 717-mile "Burma Road" from Lashio, Burma to Kunming in southwest China is reopened by the Allies, permitting supplies to flow back into China.

1952: The U.N. Command gave the communists four lists with the names of 132,080 POWs held by the United Nations forces.

1955: The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.

1964: The U.S. State Department angrily accuses the Soviet Union of shooting down an American jet that strayed into East German airspace. Three U.S. officers aboard the plane were killed in the incident. The Soviets responded with charges that the flight was a "gross provocation".

1970: Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.