The American Revolution Kicks Off — December 14 1774

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The first shots and eventual capture of the American Revolution began at Fort William & Mary on December 14, 1774.

This fort in New Hampshire saw the only action of the subsequent American Revolutionary War to occur in the New England state. This initial attack was carried out by local patriots under John Langdon.

Copyright Francis 2020

World War II Army Adventure (73) – Dear Folks – BANG ! – November 21, 1944 — “Greatest Generation” Life Lessons (Reblog)

Nov. 21, 1944 Dear Folks – BANG ! All in one and a half hours my bags are packed, my equipment is turned in, I climbed into a G.I. truck, I travel halfway across camp, I get out of the truck, I draw new company equipment, and unpack my bags.  Now I’m in a new […]

World War II Army Adventure (73) – Dear Folks – BANG ! – November 21, 1944 — “Greatest Generation” Life Lessons

New Moon in Scorpio: Dreams, a Trojan War T-Square, and Peace — Laura Bruno’s Blog (Reblog)

Happy New Moon in Scorpio! The November 15, 2020 New Moon occurs at 12:07 a.m. Eastern US time, at 23° 17′ Scorpio. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for Scorpio 24° (always round up for Sabian Symbols) is:   PHASE 234 (SCORPIO 24°): AFTER HAVING HEARD AN INSPIRED INDIVIDUAL DELIVER HIS “SERMON ON THE MOUNT,” CROWDS ARE […]

New Moon in Scorpio: Dreams, a Trojan War T-Square, and Peace — Laura Bruno’s Blog

Rememberance Day. 2020 — willowdot21 (Reblog)

Image from here High Flight  Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthof sun-split clouds,-and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager […]

Rememberance Day. 2020 — willowdot21

The first Armistice Day, 1918 — faujibratsden (Reblog)

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Though the Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28, 1919, marked the official end of […]

The first Armistice Day, 1918 — faujibratsden

Veterans For Peace UK — Opher’s World (Reblog)

Veterans For Peace UK 1 h  · BREAKING THE SILENCEThe two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day was first interrupted in 1920 by none other than 10,000 veterans, impoverished, starving & betrayed by a government & a capitalist system that erased their sacrifice for profit. They’d gathered in Victoria Street, parallel with Whitehall. When the new Cenotaph was […]

Veterans For Peace UK — Opher’s World

*Here is another aspect of the end of WW1 — the ‘German Revolution‘.

Want To Share Your Writing? Join Our Writing Team! The History Table & Other Updates! — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

The Chronicles of History is looking to develop a writing team for the blog and I am looking for guest posters if any history writers are interested in having their work published and shared on our site! The blog mainly covers U.S History, Medieval History, Royal History, and both World Wars. We also share book […]

Want To Share Your Writing? Join Our Writing Team! The History Table & Other Updates! — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Book Review ╽Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 -1815 by Bernard Ireland — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

In today’s post we have guest writer Tim Migaki here to detail and review a very insightful book titled Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 – 1815 written by Bernard Ireland. The book focuses on the British Royal Navy and how they grew and developed during the late 18th century […]

Book Review ╽Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 -1815 by Bernard Ireland — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Medieval Military History | The Siege & Downfall Of The Great City Constantinople — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

Constantinople is a beautiful city that was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine I in 324 CE. The city served as the capital for the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire. It has faced many sieges and attacks throughout the years but managed to remain standing. The city had once been the most heavily fortified […]

Medieval Military History | The Siege & Downfall Of The Great City Constantinople — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Haiku: War’s Hollow Victory

losers and winners
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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

Are there ever any real victors in conflict? When so many people die, who wins? The idea of war is even being projected into ‘space’ – a star war. War appears to be an endemic human condition. I dispute this. The lesson of war is to avoid it – period.