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Why Don’t We Have… Rolling Pillboxes for the Army? (Jan, 1954)

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Why Don’t We Have… Rolling Pillboxes for the Army?

Rogdable, bulletproof eggs that split apart to form armed twin turrets to protect our GI’s.

By Frank Tinsley

THE new and nasty brand of infighting that bloodied the rugged ridges of Korea has hammered home some tough tactical lessons to Uncle Sam’s ground forces. Mass “waves of the sea” attacks, totally new to American military experience, steamrollered over our positions despite the staggering casualties we inflicted. Stealthy, knife-wielding night raiders cut front-line morale to ribbons until our weary dogfaces learned the necessity of unceasing nocturnal vigilance. Saturation mortar shelling turned ordinary trenches and foxholes into open graves and forced the evacuation of hard-won footholds. Key hilltops taken by day and retaken by the Reds in night attacks made front-line life an endless round of hand-to-hand hell.

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Slap-Happy Homes (Dec, 1952)

Slap-Happy Homes

YOU don’t need a house to have a home!

This is a fact which many ingenious Americans have discovered in the past few years of housing shortages, and they’ve come up with some of the weirdest substitutes for the conventional love nest. It seems as though just about anything can be used for a place to hang up your hat when the situation is really rough. If you’re having house trouble, don’t be discouraged. Maybe these pictures will suggest a solution to you. And if your unusual home costs little and keeps you warm and dry, it might not be so slap-happy after all.

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Sunken Pillboxes Guarded Jap Coast (Mar, 1947)

I find this rather hard to believe. It doesn’t seem practical, nor does it seem that 40 people would be neccessary to man 3 torpedo tubes.

Sunken Pillboxes Guarded Jap Coast
Japan’s anti-invasion line went out under water at Tokyo Bay. Pillboxes were built into the hulls of sunken ships and equipped with three torpedo tubes and a sound detector. Each pillbox held 40 to 50
men who were relieved every 10 days. Food was canned; oxygen, bottled.

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