December 16, 2010

Beware Bootleg Meat

I knew they issued soldiers cigarettes. I just didn't know that the army issued singing monkeys.

Collier's
1943

10 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

Bootleg meat? Oh dear.

downtown guy said...

Don't you mean oh, deer?

Sarcastic Bastard said...

If they still offered the monkey, recruitment would go WAY up!

Steph(anie) said...

Ha!

Ms. Moon said...

I think that "Beware Bootleg Meat" would be a great band name. Or maybe just "Bootleg Meat."

downtown guy said...

Or a really bad porno mag.

SB: Hell, I think I'd think of signing up for the singing monkey.

John M. said...

This also happens to be a very rare image of the M53 field accordion.

The M53 was discontinued sometime during the Vietnam War due to the unusually high number of friendly fire casualties associated with its issue.

downtown guy said...

The army was such a different place then.

May said...

Wait, friendly fire casualties? They shot each other for playing the accordion? Okay, I can see that.

downtown guy said...

Also a problem in the Scottish army, with bagpipers.