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Il credo dei Marines
Il testo del credo degli United States Marines in versione integrale

Il credo dei Marines viene recitato nel film in versione breve, come preghiera prima di dormire. Il testo è stato scritto dal Generale Maggiore Rupertus dopo l'attacco di Pearl Harbor durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, dove i Marines affrontarono una delle battaglie più sanguinose della storia.

Il credo degli United States Marines
di Gen. Maj. Rupertus

This is my rifle.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend.
It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless.
Without my rifle, I am useless.
I must fire my rifle true.
I must shoot straighter than my enemy,
who is trying to kill me.
I must shoot him before he shoots me.
I will.

My rifle and myself know that what counts in war,
is not the rounds of fire,
the noise of our burst,
nor the smoke we make.
We know it is the hits that count.
We will hit.

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother.
I will learn its weaknesses,
its strengths,
its parts,
its accessories,
its sights and its barrel.
I will ever guard it against
the ravages of weather and damage.
I will keep my rifle clean and ready,
even as I am clean and ready.
We will become part of each other.
We will.

Before God I swear this creed.
My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country.
We are the masters of our enemy.
We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no enemy,
but Peace.

US Marines
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