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2019-04-18 09:17 am

April 18ths Forgotten Hero

"By April 18, 1775, the Sons of Liberty were in quite the quandary. British soldiers were traveling the countryside confiscating the colonists’ weapons, so they needed a way to alert the Minutemen that their arrival was imminent, giving them time to hide their firearms."

Pulling & His Lanterns Of Liberty (History Youtube Video)

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2019-04-07 12:11 pm

Article : Count Pulaski Mystery Solved

200 Year Old Mystery Of the Revolution Solved

"Pulaski is revered as the father of American cavalry. He came to America of his own volition to fight in the War of Independence. One of the Revolution’s great heroes, he was a loner. A very private person, he was extremely driven and difficult with people. (It’s one reason Washington simply ended up giving Pulaski his own legion, most of whom were Europeans.) Both superiors and subordinates considered him imperious. He was brave in battle to the point of recklessness. Detractors called him a loose cannon. Short and thin, pacing and speaking quickly, he lacked interest in women or drinking.

And he harbored a secret that lay unknown for more than 200 years, until an Arizona State University bioarchaeologist and a colleague discovered the truth."
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2019-01-30 08:09 am
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2019-01-26 09:09 am

The Greco-Turkish War and Legalisation of Ethnic Cleansing

Here's what we watched today with breakfast.

This episode of the 'Between The Wars' history series by the [Time Ghost] Crew is extremely well done in regards to available facts and information about what followed WW1 in regards to the Ottomans, Turkey, Greece etc. It is longer than many of their works because it is very well done, include a fair amount of maps and photos from the period and a large explanation of the politics involved.

It's conclusions on how these events affect World Politics and how nations, ethnic groups, and policies in regards to borders and immigration and ethnic cleansing are important.

Warning : it does talk about, in a general way, about the horrors of these events and there are some disturbing photos from investigations into the actions on all sides in the conflicts involved.

[The Ottoman Empire Did Not End Quietly or without repercussions to today.]
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2019-01-13 05:36 pm

Interesting History In Wales

Welsh farmstead is a medieval hall house, experts confirm.

"Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of its timbers found, making it one of only a tiny number of domestic buildings to survive from one of the most destructive periods in Welsh history, immediately following the failed revolt of the Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr."
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2019-01-11 09:14 am

Gaming Blog Link Of Interest

The True Story of the Cthulhu and Elric Sections Removed from Deities & Demigods

I haven't played any edition or flavor of D&D in something like 27 years, but I do sometimes read up on the history of the game and what has come since I walked away from it.

The story about what happened to the original AD&D Deities & Demigods was well known in many gaming circles, even to the point where it made the first edition books a collector's item because of what they included that was removed.

Here's a piece about what really happened instead of the story that we were all told back in the day....

[The True Story About Deities & Demigods]
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2019-01-09 07:23 am

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History Guy Short: SS Warrimoo and a New Century.

Not A Three Hour Tour....

Youtube : SS Warrimoo's Time Travel Trip