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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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13th Nov '17 7:27:44 PM MegaMarioMan
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* After the privations of home service and the spartan conditions of the North African desert, British soldiers posted to the Italian war in 1943 soon discovered one thing the Italians made in abundance - wine and spirits. Drunken-ness in this theatre was at epidemic levels, the British soldiers discovering wine had three or four times the alcohol content of the beer they were used to. Comedian SpikeMilligan relates how the British Army in northern Italy and Austria celebrated the German surrender in May 1945: a fountain near Milligan's billet was made to work and literally flowed with wine. Acording to Milligan, the official Order Of The Day for 7th May 1945 was ''Every man is ordered to get drunk!"

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* After the privations of home service and the spartan conditions of the North African desert, British soldiers posted to the Italian war in 1943 soon discovered one thing the Italians made in abundance - wine and spirits. Drunken-ness in this theatre was at epidemic levels, the British soldiers discovering wine had three or four times the alcohol content of the beer they were used to. Comedian SpikeMilligan Creator/SpikeMilligan relates how the British Army in northern Italy and Austria celebrated the German surrender in May 1945: a fountain near Milligan's billet was made to work and literally flowed with wine. Acording According to Milligan, the official Order Of The Day for 7th May 1945 was ''Every man is ordered to get drunk!"
6th Nov '17 6:55:05 PM hullflyer
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* TruthInTelevision: this trope is common in RealLife. Soldier's life is hard and stressful, and getting drunk or high on drugs is considered essential for staying sane. While almost all armed services in the world relate negatively on drunkenness in the service, the CannonFodder at the bottom of the military food chain has its ways to avert the watchful eye of the superiors. Many junior officers turn blind eye on military moonshiners, as they know their troops.

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* TruthInTelevision: this trope is common in RealLife. Soldier's A soldier's life is hard and stressful, and getting drunk or high on drugs is considered essential for staying sane. While almost all armed services in the world relate negatively on view drunkenness in the service, service negatively, the CannonFodder at the bottom of the military food chain has its ways to avert the watchful eye of the superiors. Many junior officers turn a blind eye on military moonshiners, moonshiners (as long as no one is getting too out of control, or hurt worse than a hangover), as they know their troops.troops and how they need to blow off steam occasionally.
5th Aug '17 2:59:12 AM StarSword
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* While commanding the war effort at Alwa Station, Literature/KrisLongknife relaxes several regulations on conduct aboard ship, including consumption of alcohol off-duty. This is met by general approval from the rank-and-file sailors, except usually by one chief petty officer per ship who is suspected to run the still.

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* While commanding the war effort at Alwa Station, Literature/KrisLongknife relaxes several regulations on conduct aboard ship, including consumption of alcohol off-duty. off-duty (she had run a "wet" ship as a previous command due to a mixed crew of sailors, Marines, and various civilian contractors, and had no problems). This is met by general approval from the rank-and-file sailors, except usually by one leading chief petty officer per ship who is suspected to run the still.
3rd Aug '17 9:49:30 AM StarSword
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* While commanding the war effort at Alwa Station, Literature/KrisLongknife relaxes several regulations on conduct aboard ship, including consumption of alcohol off-duty. This is met by general approval from the rank-and-file sailors, except usually by one chief petty officer per ship who is suspected to run the still.
16th Jul '17 10:51:37 AM nombretomado
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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, [=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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