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    Tradition of the Rope [Image 1 of 5]

    Tradition of the Rope

    CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, UNITED STATES

    09.23.2021

    Photo by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis 

    Marine Forces, Special Operations Command

    World War II Raiders got the idea of wearing ropes from the British Commandos. A toggle rope was part of the standard equipment of British Commandos and the Parachute Regiment during WWII. It was 6 feet long and had a toggle at one end in a tightly fitting eye splice, with a larger eye at the other end. This enabled them to be fastened together to create an ersatz rope ladder or to secure around a bundle for hauling, among other uses. Marine Raiders still wear the rope to uphold this tradition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.23.2021
    Date Posted: 11.23.2021 09:50
    Photo ID: 6869129
    VIRIN: 210923-M-DP209-1022
    Resolution: 3404x4539
    Size: 3.45 MB
    Location: CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, US 

    Web Views: 329
    Downloads: 13

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