May. 18th, 2011

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Reading Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre, and have come across many passages of lol, but this is too long for Twitter:

"Hillgarth and Sanders set about recruiting 'men who had had considerable experience of harsh conditions.' These were described in detail: 'Sacambaya is a poisonous place, a dark, dirty valley, shit in by hills that rise almost immediately to 4,000 feet. It is either very dry or you are flooded out. It is generally very hot by day and pretty near freezing at night. It abounds in bugs, fleas, flies, ants, mosquitoes, sand-flies, rattlesnakes and other kinds of snakes. It is famous among Indians as a plague spot of Malaria. There are also skunks.'"

YES. THERE ARE ALSO SKUNKS.

OH MAN, IT WAS LOOKING LIKE FUN, BUT IF THERE ARE SKUNKS, FUCK IT.

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