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In the early 70's on the news they always referred to "Guerillas" attacking Americans in Vietnam, I always thought they were "Gorillas" with machine guns.!
As a child when I heard newsreaders talking about geurillas fighting I thought they meant gorillas (zoo type)and always wondered where they got the guns from.
In the late sixties and early seventies, the Vietnam was was always in the news. I knew that Vietnam had a lot of jungles. And when they talked about geurilla (gorilla) warfare, I always pictured big black apes in army uniforms, wearing helmets and carrying machine guns and jumping out of trees, attacking American soldiers.
I too believed that guerrilla warfare involved gorillas. When the newsreaders were reporting the latest guerrilla activity I used to watch the screen very intently, hoping to see the gorillas. I thought it was amazing, but none of the grown-ups were surprised so I assumed it must be normal. I thought I would be less amazed when I was a grown-up myself.
From a TV news program about freedom fighters, I though that `Gorrillas` could use guns.
As a child during WWII I would listen to news reports of the fighting and they would report the Guerillas had killed so many of the enemy. I was amazed that a bunch of monkeys would be on our side.
I used to believe that the Guerrilla fighters in Rhodesia in the 1970’s where real Gorillas. I became very confused when the pictures shown on the TV News always showed black men with guns jumping out of trucks and not Gorillas.
I think I must have watched the “Planet of the Apes” too much on TV.
I grew up during Vietnam; when I listened to the news reports about "armed guerillas" I thought there were literally armed GORILLAS running around the forest with M16s. I couldn't imagine what in the world they were fighting about. I also thought that the black paint that football and baseball players put under their eyes were actual black eyes, and that it must be an awfully rough game if EVERYBODY had black eyes. Finally, I was grown before I realized that a fiddle and a violin are the same thing (and I grew up in Nashville, TN!)
When I used to hear on the news about soldiers fighting in wars against guerillas, I pictured hoards of 'Planet of the Apes'-style Gorrilas beating their chests and pumelling soldiers who had run out of ammo, dreading the day these huge monkeys might get over to England and pummel me
i used to believe that gorilla warfare meat that real gorillas where fighting in the place of people.
like in the american revolution when the americans attacked the brits in the forest.
is war real???
During radio and news broadcasts, I'd hear of "guerilla's moving in from the north", etc. I used to think they were actual gorilla's moving in a group and getting closer to Illinois (where I was from).
When the news reporter was referring to the Guerilla's who were waging war in the jungle all through my childhood, I used to watch the television closely waiting to catch a glimpse. I had this idea that it was a bit Planet of the Apes in that part of the world.
The news only ever showed footage of people though and I guess I just assumed they were the army out hunting the Guerilla's.
When I was a kid, I watched all of the Planet of the Apes movies. Then, when news reports would come in about Guerillas fighting in Central America, well, I thought they meant real Gorillas.
I used to believe that when I heard
of geurilla warfare that the the factions involved actually sent gorillas
out to do the fighting for them
I was around 10 or 11 years old when the Viet Nam War began. When the news commentators talked about the guerillas coming out of the forest I was always amazed that they were able to train guerillas to actually fight in wars.
When I was younger in the mid 70's,my parents use to listen to the radio and I thought that the guerillas were coming and that they were armed and dangerous.
It was years before I realized that they weren't gorillas.
when I was little whilst watching the news with my parents I often used to get really confused when 'guerrilla warfare' was ever mentioned as I couldn't understand a) why gorillas were so angry, and b) where they got guns from. therefore, I used to think these wars always went on in jungles with these big king-kongesq gorillas beating up humans.
I used to believe that when guerillas were mentioned on the news they were talking about real gorillas - with guns and everything!
That "guerilla warfare" involved real Gorillas.
I used to think guerilla fighters in Africa meant chimps and gorillas with rifles storming the cities. i was terrified of monkeys at the zoo for years.