"They could shoot ours but we couldn't shoot theirs"
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So many times during oral discussions of military weapons, I've heard somebody chime in with "they could shoot ours but we couldn't shoot theirs", referring to ammunition. I've heard this said about the civil war, WWII and Viet Nam. The "we" always referred to the Americans (not sure which side in the civil war). The "They" usually meant the enemy of the day, but sometimes it meant allies. As far as I've been able to discern, the guy chiming in was just repeating something he once heard and could not deliver any specifics.
Anybody know were this proclamation originated, and/or in what circumstances it was actually true?
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