25 October 2010

25 October: This day in history

Boston Maggie and Greyhawk remind us that the 25th of October is a significant day in military history:  from Henry V's longbowmen at Agincourt, to the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, to the largest naval battle in history at Leyte Gulf, Adlai Stevenson's dramatic showdown with the Soviets in the halls of the United Nations, and the US invasion of Grenada.  These events have been immortalized in theater, poetry, and cinema

Not a bad way to spend an overcast autumn day...

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