Figurative language in literary
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Imagery: in this sense is the interesting and unusual stories that abound and are not necessary about actions on the front line.
Those that I feel I am able to publish because of the sufficient extent of their content will form a page; but those that are inadequate in content will be shown here.
Many of these short war stories have a different appeal; some are humorous whereas others may have a more interesting attraction.
There was the time during the London blitz when a bomb was dropped and it landed on a smallholding that was packed with chickens.
The chickens were well respected and treated with tender loving care for their eggs were in great demand as a source of much needed food.
The bomb that landed amongst them didn't kill the chickens but it blew all of their feathers away and they were running around with only their bare skins for protection.
Everybody in the surrounding area who could knit immediately started knitting jumpers for the chickens because they did not want them to stop laying their eggs.
Luckily for the chickens no more bombs landed on their smallholding and many survived the war because of the importance of their eggs.
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Were animals a nuisance in the war
Those who have served in the armed forces and have visited London will most probably know where I am talking about when I mention the Union Jack Club, close to Waterloo Station.
During the war there was a dog it was a Great Dane and this dog used to live at the Club; he had his own bed which was the same
size as a normal single bed.
"Nuisance" that's the dogs name, described in the dictionary it
pronounces nuisance as; a person or a thing causing inconvenience or annoyance.
Well Nuisance fitted that description perfectly; when he wasn't sleeping on his bed.
When Nuisance was awake he would trawl the drinking dens of London and if he came across a drunken sailor or other service personnel.
He would grab their cuff and drag them back to the Union Jack Club so that they could go to sleep. This dog actually kept many Service people out of trouble.
Some sailors who had had one over the eight wanted to get back to the U.J.C. but did not know how to get there; to them when Nuisance turned up it was dream come true.
But for others who did not want to go to the U.J.C. at that particular moment when Nuisance chose to take them; fore they wanted a couple of more pints; was when he really lived up to his name.
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Strange things happen in the jungle
In the Jungles of Burma when Britain was at war with Japan a Japanese bomb landed in the jungle close to a British airfield run and used by the Royal Air Force. It was later discovered that the bomb killed a mother Brown bear who had two cubs.
The RAF took the baby bears in and saved their lives they fed and watered the babies and brought them up. They grew large
in size very quickly; but they were very friendly because they did not know any different.
To be able to supply them with the rations they needed; because there was a war going on; the bears had to have their own ration books and a name and a number.
As they grew bigger the bears were taught how to do manual work like pulling much needed logs through the jungle. When the Monsoons came the bears really did come into their own. The waterlogged land around the airfield turned into a quagmire of deep soft squelchy mud.
Because of the depth of the soft mud the tractors were unable to move the planes from the cover of the jungle to the airstrip which was reasonably firm.
The bears however could pull the planes out of the cover of the jungle and through the slushy mud onto the airstrip without any problems.
After the war was over the bears were transported to Bristol Zoo; where after many years; one day they recognised one of the visitors. They still remembered the men who had looked after them.
Mumma Mia Marines in Actiion
"Tell it to the Marines"
There is a saying from a meaning that is not all it seems
When in doubt one often hears quoted "Tell it to the Marines"
Now that may sound sarcastic as wise cracks often do
But there is another side that should not offend you.
If anything is mysterious and not within full sight
When a Marine believs it then you can bet that it's right
A scornfull expression by no means
When you hear them say "Tell it to the Marines"
They have done their bit to keep our island free
Many of whom lie beneath the deep blue sea
Tell it to the soldiers who fought at different scenes
As the clich'e goes "Tell it to the Marines".
But as they go through life's changing schemes
They can hold their head up high all of those Marines
When their noble duty is done they know what it means
That's why the saying's known "Tell it to the Marines".
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