When in trouble, when in doubt, . . .

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Re: When in trouble, when in doubt, . . .

Post by GregFinnegan » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:59 am

Very interesting re Rocky & Bullwinkle as a medium-distance source. And not one I recall-despite considering myself a serious R&B fan--and indeed of the early-50's forerunner Crusader Rabbit & Rags the Tiger. And I'd like to think I'd read CAINE MUTINY at an age that I'd like picked up the reference in R&B!
Thanks for the find!

Re: When in trouble, when in doubt, . . .

Post by hneilm » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:46 pm

Evidently more of a universal military saying; not exclusive to the Navy, but consistent with the timeframe (Inter-bellum) given by the above contributors:

When in danger,
When in doubt,
Run in circles
Scream and shout!

Anonymous U.S. military saying, e.g. Infantry Journal, Vol. 35, (1929), p. 369.

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