Toffee instead of toffee.
The battle of the Chosinsky reservoir, which began in November 1950 during the Korean War, is one of the most dramatic episodes of that confrontation. Then the formations included units and units of the 10th Army Corps of the US Army and the 1st Marine Division of the Americans. The 9th Army of the People’s Liberation Army of China, which was advancing on the American positions, together with the North Korean units, outnumbered the American forces in many times. The fights also took place in adverse weather conditions, the air temperature reached -40 degrees.
The commander of the 1st Marine Division of the United States, General O. Smith. He owned the words uttered during the Korean War: "We are not retreating, we are simply advancing in the opposite direction."
In the division there was an acute shortage of mortar mines, which in the military were called "Tutsi Roll", after the oldest American brand, which produced toffee-candies.Named "Tutsi rolls" and were ordered by the command, to ensure the field artillery. Supply surrounded groups carried out by air. And one day, the surrounded ones got the required Tutsi rolls. True marines instead of mines were thrown real toffee. Probably someone from the supply authorities were not aware of army slang.
Tutsi roll toffee candy.
An American veteran later recalled: "We were supplied by dropping goods by parachute ... We asked to send us more mines - Tutsi Rolls. When we were dropped, we were very surprised." Although these candies thrown to the troops played a positive role. The soldiers received a high-calorie product containing sugar in large quantities. After the war, the soldiers who survived the battles began to call themselves "Tutsi Marines".
It is worth noting that the American troops nevertheless came out of the encirclement and were evacuated in early December by sea from the port of Hynnam.