xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 29 09:46 PM
Nov 30th, 2016: Espirutu Santo
During the big one, WWII, the island of Espirutu Santo was used by the Americans as their primary military supply and support
But the natives blamed the British/French authorities, because the Yanks tried to give the food, clothing, lumber, and household
supplies to the natives but the authorities seized everything and burned or dumped it in the ocean. Natives caught with anything
were severely punished. Dickheads.
Leus Wednesday Nov 30 08:55 AM
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Nov 30 09:09 AM
I imagine the American GIs got along with the natives better than the British/French Colonial Administrators.
Diaphone Jim Wednesday Nov 30 12:50 PM
Not a very uplifting IOTD, Bruce, but I suppose we could have given them the Bikini treatment.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Nov 30 01:06 PM
Well on the upside, that town/island has become one of the premier sites in the Pacific, for snorkeling and skin diving tourists.
Clodfobble Wednesday Nov 30 11:30 PM
It's like Wal-Mart employees slashing apart the shirts that they throw out, except, you know, with tanks.
Griff Thursday Dec 1 07:35 AM
thanks for the morning laugh Clod!
Pamela Friday Dec 2 12:13 AM
Historical note: Espiritu Santo was the birthplace of the famous VMF-214 Black Sheep