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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
    Bellingen Brewery
    22 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
    Bellingen Brewery, Bellingen NSW 2454, Australia
    Bernie, Bow & Brendo on Highway 1 in the summer of '22.
  • Dead Marines (1)
    Dead Marines (1)
    Rous Mill Hall
    23 Jan 2022, 5:00 pm
    Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill Rd, Rous Mill NSW 2477
    Dead Marines back on the north coast to play songs from their new album Kill Us All, plus more.
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