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November 11th, 2008
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Ping wcg
I don't know whether your interest in USMC history extends to WWII era and away from the front lines, but here's a site you might be interested in poking round in. The photos are interesting to me as a few are familiar lurks. Some of the audio is a bit less than complimentary though - the theme of  "would you lot please leave our women alone" comes through pretty strongly.


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Date:November 11th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I know that despite the very kind reception the Marines had in New Zealand, there was some resentment because of what might be called "aggressive international relations." When I was at Camp Pendleton in the 1970s there were still lots of pictures of New Zealand hanging on the walls of 1st Marine Division headquarters.
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Date:November 11th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Don't get me wrong - the presence of the US forces was very much appreciated, but the reality of that many fit young men descending on an already disrupted society would have been a bit of a shock to the locals. Also, the recordings seem mostly to be of ladies who would have been young women at the time, so there may be a bit of bias there.

Eh. People.

Edited at 2008-11-11 08:13 pm (UTC)
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