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 Author  Topic: Foxholes on Tulagi and other So. Pacific Islands
Randy Finfrock

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A couple of years ago I heard from a PT veteran who was at Tulagi in the early days, that said they had "some pretty nice foxholes." One said "we dug and lined them and put benches down there and had em stocked with food and water and stuff."

It never occured to me that they were that big, because I've always thought of a foxhole as a place where youd only get one or two guys in. He said that was one type, and the most typical but "these were underground shelters you might say. We had them fixed up so that when it rained the water wouldnt drain in."

Anybody else ever heard about these flashy foxholes?


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Check out the underground hospital here on Green Island:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675040961_sick-patients_Atoll_medicine-bottles_make-shift-beds_stethoscope

And while not totally undergroung, some of the places were dug in:
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675040962_ordnance_military-material_communication-huts_operations-tent

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while i was on base force on rendova i livedin a tent.myb foxhole was just outside the flap.it was about three feet deep by 5 ft long and three fty wide.used it just about every night,also had a littlearea i made and stored raisin jack.needeed a little picck me up while in there earl

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 4, 2012 - 3:18pm
Welcome back Earl, hope you have fully recovered. We missed your input to the forum.

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