Whether commander or simple soldier, the Madonna was always an object of outward and inward contemplation.
Category: Historical Persons & Events
Operation Barbarossa … a view through a fence-hole
The Russian colossus…has been underestimated by us…whenever a dozen divisions are destroyed the Russians replace them with another dozen. ~~ Franz Halder, German Army General Staff, August 1941
The Beauty that is History
All our stories – that is our history – belongs to all of us, as one.
~~~ Our Conundrum with The Founding Fathers ~~~
Been thinking … been thinking about what the Founding Fathers would think of how the America they created is doing these days. Of course, the
Waco: Wondering Why
April 19, 1993
The World at War!
I can’t escape. I try, but I can’t. “The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition” – this has got to be the very best
There’s no place like home … the exodus of the Northern Cheyenne
Many are familiar with the Cherokees of the SE and their forced removal to Indian Territory known as the Trail of Tears. Many, too, know of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce tribesmen of the NW and their battles to attempt escape into Canada. Not as many are familiar with this particularly heartbreaking exodus ~~~
BRADDOCK’S DEFEAT … Battle of the Wilderness … … Inspiration for LOTM’s Massacre Valley? A large force of British regulars tramps down an old Indian
“If they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” … Captain John Parker It can be forgotten, given our preference to 3-day weekends,
From real life to film to reading more to real life …. Sons of Liberty!
It measures 12 feet long … the shelf, that is. Every book on that shelf – and they are stacked at the ends, so maybe
In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue …
In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He
It Did Not Start Here!
American Imperial Expansion … the bane of every hard-line progressive. It would behoove those so inclined to those beliefs to realize that is the story