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February 1, 2020

American Battlefield Trust

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:36 am
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These folks do great work preserving American Battlefields and in teaching history.  Here is a 4 minute video on combat in the Revolutionary War.

July 8, 2019

Movie traditions

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:30 pm
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I have several movies that I watch every year, each tied to a specific date or time of year.

Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

On or about June 6th each year I’ll watch The Longest Day. (Occasionally, I’ll watch Saving Private Ryan, but The Longest Day is the superior movie)

Sometime on the July 4th weekend, I will watch the musical 1776. (Without a doubt, the best Broadway musical)

What are your movie traditions?

June 2, 2019

The American revolution in Kentucky

Filed under: Kentucky — dknights @ 12:09 am
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A nice article on battles of the American revolution fought in Kentucky.

February 15, 2019

Interesting discovery

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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An amazing discovery at a constructions site in NY.  It appears that the bodies of 11 patriots have been found, soldiers who served during the Revolutionary War.  The news report seems to indicate that it is being handled with the respect that the discovery deserves.

January 10, 2019

American history

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:53 am
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American history is filled with interesting stories.  I stumbled across this one recently.  Instead of another comic book movie, someone in Hollywood should turn this story into a movie.

December 17, 2018

Boston Tea Party

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:44 am
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Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1773 Boston Tea Party.  It was a study in both civil action and how unjust taxes can stir the populous to action.  Politicians today should take note.

November 21, 2018

A Revolutionary War reading list

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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An interesting compilation of books to read on the Revolutionary War.

July 6, 2015

Things I’d like to see

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:16 pm
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I’d love a chance to get to see this ship.  Nice to see Layafette getting the respect he deserves from the French.

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