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David Douglas Duncan


This is War!
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A Marine sits on the ground, in front of a makeshift burner, eating out of a tin can.

[Following the "liberation" of Seoul, that afternoon a Marine enjoys victory and freedom.] "The freedom to sprawl loosely upon a city street, heat his coffee and eat a can of beans . . . with no enemy bullets forcing him to toss the can aside while diving behind another wall for momentary survival. [September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 92.