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the marine song, do you understand what the phrase means?

" to the shores of Tripoli"


Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Is this what you are looking for???

    Within days of his March 1801 inauguration as the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson ordered a naval and military expedition to North Africa, without the authorization of Congress, to put down regimes involved in slavery and piracy. The war was the first in which the U.S. flag was carried and planted overseas; it saw the baptism by fire of the U.S. Marine Corps--whose anthem boasts of action on "the shores of Tripoli"--and it prefigured later struggles with both terrorism and jihad.


    Answer by usmc0351wife at 10:50 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I think what the song is saying is from one place to the other, I'm assuming Monteczuma and Tripoli are places on opposite sides of the world. Tripoli is a city in China...

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:25 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • yep, bisket is correct. They are saying they will fight our country's battles ALL over from one end of the sea to the other.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:32 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • that's not what it means. i know but i'm not telling yet. OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • The FULL song... in context, I think we've covered the meaning fairly well.

    From the Halls of Montezuma
    To the Shores of Tripoli;
    We will fight our country's battles
    In the air, on land and sea;
    First to fight for right and freedom
    And to keep our honor clean;
    We are proud to claim the title
    of United States Marine.

    Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
    From dawn to setting sun;
    We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
    [ US Marine Corps Lyrics are found on ]
    Where we could take a gun;
    In the snow of far-off Northern lands
    And in sunny tropic scenes;
    You will find us always on the job--
    The United States Marines.

    Here's health to you and to our Corps
    Which we are proud to serve
    In many a strife we've fought for life
    And never lost our nerve;
    If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
    They will fi

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:47 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • The Marines' Hymn is a tribute to Warriors. Marine Warriors stormed fortress Derna, raised the American flag, and gave us "the shores of Tripoli." Marines fought their way into the castle at Chapultepec and gave us the "halls of Montezuma." Marines exist for the purpose of warfighting. Fighting is their role in life. They "fight for right and freedom" and "to keep our honor clean." They fight "in the air, on land, and sea." The Marine Corps is Valhalla for Warriors. U.S. Marines need no song. They have a hymn.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I believe it refers to war in northern Africa, not China.

    Answer by MythicMMM at 9:49 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • nope. not the answer.
    Any marine wives out there?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • more in specific, the Tripolitan War...

    (1801 รขโ‚ฌโ€œ 05) Conflict between the U.S. and Tripoli. The U.S. refused to continue paying tribute to the rulers of the North African Barbary Coast states, which had bought immunity from pirate attacks in the Mediterranean. The pasha of Tripoli demanded greater tribute and then declared war on the U.S. (1801). A U.S. naval squadron was sent to Tripolitan waters and fought several skirmishes, including a raid by Stephen Decatur. A U.S. naval blockade and an overland expedition from Egypt ended the war with a peace treaty favourable to the U.S.

    Answer by MythicMMM at 9:52 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • copy and paste, copy and paste.......

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 AM on Apr. 14, 2009