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Dead

Marines

Shortly after receiving his promotion to rear admiral in 1790, William IV, known as the 'Sailor King', was at dinner on board one of his fleet's ships. He ordered the steward to remove the 'dead marines' to make room for new bottles. A marine officer at the table complained. His Highness responded that no offense was intended. The expression was used in the sense "...that, like marines, the bottle had given its life nobly and, given the chance, would do it again."
Dead Soldiers, Devils, and More. By: Bear Downing. Copyright © 1997, 1998, 2000.
Photo credit: Joshua Morris

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bernie hayes

bow campbell

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brendan gallagher

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Albums

Gigs

  • Dead Marines
    Dead Marines
    Polish White Eagle Club
    08 Oct, 7:00 pm
    Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David St, Turner ACT 2612, Australia
    Dead Marines back in Canberra to play songs from their new album Kill Us All, plus more.
  • Dead Marines
    Dead Marines
    Murrah Hall
    09 Oct, 7:00 pm
    Murrah Hall, 2989 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Murrah NSW 2546, Australia
    Dead Marines first time on south coast to play songs form their new album Kill Us All, plus more.
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