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Did Marines, not German soldiers, coin the phrase ‘Devil Dogs’?

By Jeff Schogol
Published: January 4, 2011

In the Marine Corps, there is tradition and there is truth, and the two do not always intersect. Such is the case with term “Devil Dogs,” which the German troops in World War I supposedly called Marines at Belleau Wood, leading the Corps to adopt it as a term of endearment.

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