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Written by jeffrey
(9/13/2010 12:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Royal Marines were officially formed in 1755 as, penned by AnnetteJ
The Marines were originally detachments of ship-board fighting men whose unenviable task it was to board and subdue enemy ships at close range, provide weapons support, and perform ship security. Normally, their quarters were strategically placed between naval officers's quarters and sailors' quarters to act as a deterrant against mutiny.
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