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Rum is an alcoholic beverage that was drunk in large quantities by British soldiers during the Peninsular and First World Wars and by civilians in more recent times.


  • There's nought, no doubt, so much the spirit calms
    As rum and true religion: thus it was.
  • Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.
    • Winston Churchill, According to Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne, Churchill had not coined this phrase, but wished he had.
  • Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
  • "Rum's not drinking, it's surviving!

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