History Main / MilitaryMoonshiner

24th Feb '18 2:35:54 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is omnipresent in the [[RussiansWithrustingRockets Russian Army]]. The army is based on conscription with very little for the soldiers to do and with the service conditions being hellish at best. Many conscripts attempt to escape the everyday misery into alcohol (if stationed in North) or into heroin and other drugs (if stationed South). Some of the moonshiners are very skilled and can turn unbelievable stuffs into drinkable alcohol. Though they usually extract alcohol from various technological fluids rather than distill true moonshine.

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* This trope is omnipresent in the [[RussiansWithrustingRockets [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithrustingRockets Russian Army]]. The army is based on conscription with very little for the soldiers to do and with the service conditions being hellish at best. Many conscripts attempt to escape the everyday misery into alcohol (if stationed in North) or into heroin and other drugs (if stationed South). Some of the moonshiners are very skilled and can turn unbelievable stuffs into drinkable alcohol. Though they usually extract alcohol from various technological fluids rather than distill true moonshine.
4th Feb '18 10:20:40 AM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': Morgan has a side business brewing Romulan ale, and Praetor Velal is very impressed at the quality of her product. She also mentions she had a vineyard on Virinat before the attack, and in another scene speaks hopefully of one day going back there. Unusually for the trope, she's a flag officer (her rank of ''khre'riov'' is equivalent to a rear admiral).

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* ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': Morgan has a side business brewing Romulan ale, and Praetor Velal is very impressed at the quality of her product. She also mentions she had a vineyard on Virinat before the attack, Tal Shiar and Elachi destroyed the colony, and in another scene speaks hopefully of one day going back there. Unusually for the trope, she's a flag officer (her rank of ''khre'riov'' is equivalent to a rear admiral).
4th Feb '18 10:13:28 AM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'':
** In ''Fanfic/LookingThroughEnemyEyes'' (as a Creator/DavidDrake ShoutOut) Kanril Eleya tells K'Ragh she told her chief of the boat that either a bottle of the finest "slash" was to miraculously appear in her ready room, or she'd tear apart Main Engineering until she found the still.
--->'''K'Ragh:''' Taking for granted that there was one.\\
'''Eleya:''' Hey, if you can manage to find a single person in Starfleet who actually ''likes'' [[FutureFoodIsArtificial synthohol]], I'll eat my combadge.
** In ''Fanfic/DontSayGoodbyeFarewell'' there's a CallBack to the above when Tess says they should take Romulan ale off the embargo and replace it with [[ATankardOfMooseUrine a cheap blended bourbon Eleya took from an alcohol-abusing petty officer because "it's worse than [Chief] Walston's slash."]]
21st Jan '18 11:27:26 PM Kazrak
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* In TabletopGame/Twilight2000, a still is essential as a source of fuel, and the game includes rules for distilling alcohol. Keeping a still supplied and functional is frequently a full-time job for TheScrounger.
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4th Jan '18 4:13:13 PM Andyroid
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Monstrous Regiment]]'', like the quote says: Get a bunch of guys together and they'll make some kind of alcohol, in and smelling of foul containers if need be.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Monstrous Regiment]]'', like the quote says: Get a bunch of guys together and they'll make ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Sgt. Jackrum manages to find some kind of alcohol, in moonshiners and smelling buy a bottle of foul containers if need be.rotgut liquor known as "hangman" (because [[GargleBlaster "one drop, and you're dead."]]). He doesn't actually ''drink'' the stuff, he just washes his mouth out with it to give the illusion of a harmless drunk while helping Polly and Shufti steal some clothes from a group of {{Camp Follower}}s to use [[DisguisedInDrag as disguises]].
6th Dec '17 3:56:47 PM SantosLHalper
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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, submarine crews used ''the alcohol-based submarine fuel'' to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Cases of poisoning from drinking it were not unknown.

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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, submarine crews used ''the alcohol-based submarine torpedo engine fuel'' to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Cases of poisoning from drinking it were not unknown.
6th Dec '17 3:55:52 PM SantosLHalper
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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, submarine crews mixed in grain alcohol with (the very dangerous) antifreeze to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Going blind from it was not unknown.

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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, submarine crews mixed in grain alcohol with (the very dangerous) antifreeze used ''the alcohol-based submarine fuel'' to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Going blind Cases of poisoning from drinking it was were not unknown.
6th Dec '17 3:54:43 PM SantosLHalper
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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, (the very dangerous) antifreeze was used to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Going blind from it was not unknown.

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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, submarine crews mixed in grain alcohol with (the very dangerous) antifreeze was used antifreeze to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Going blind from it was not unknown.
6th Dec '17 3:53:38 PM SantosLHalper
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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice.

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* TruthInTelevision: the novel about American marines in the Pacific in [=WW2=], ''The Thin Red Line'', describes how the first PX stores to be set up in places like Guam and Guadalcanal to provide troops with extra comforts very quickly sold out of two items - cheap cologne aftershave and tinned pineapple juice. On investigation, it was discovered the American soldiers were getting round the "no alcohol while on campaign" rule by ''drinking'' the aftershave for its alcohol content. The only thing that made it palatable and masked the taste of perfume was the pineapple juice. In real life, (the very dangerous) antifreeze was used to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice "torpedo juice"]]. Going blind from it was not unknown.
6th Dec '17 3:53:38 PM SantosLHalper
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