Discussion in 'Military History' started by W.G.Ewald, Jul 3, 2013.
Many good photos here.
Pictures: Battle Of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment - Courant.com
I think its sick how such tragic events like Gettysburg are made into entertainment spectacles.
The re-enactors honor the people who gave their lives.
I think the battle of Gettysburg is overrated. I think there were only two opportunities for the South to have won the war. The first was at the battle of Bull Run, if Pierre Beauregard had driven on to Washington before it was fortified, game over. The second opportunity was at Shiloh. If Beauregard hadn't voted against a night assault to push Grant back into the river, they would have destroyed the Western Union Army, game over. PGT Beauregard is the reason the South lost the war... twice.
So the South has the French to blame.
It is a nice way to keep the history of the era alive. Indeed the civil war was an important milestone for the world history.
No, the Spanish. If he inherited the genes of Napoleon they would have won.
Actually, it is a great way to remember the events in the Nation's history.
If it were drab, then none would see or care.
I saw the film Hakikat supposed to portray the 1962 War.
It had the fictional Capt. Bahadur Singh and his girlfriend Angmo (Priya Rajvansh) die holding the Chinese at bay so that their comrades can retreat to safety.
And that scene of the heroine atop a mountain singing some silly song and doing a jig.
Surprisingly, it was taken to be a very patriotic film
Yet, here is a comment
As I see it, Hakikat was laughable since if that was war, then wars would be pleasurable.
Border was a far better representation of a combat event, but it too had much of Bollywood to ensure commercial viability, but it was plausible.
Sir, what do you think about another flick LoC-Kargil ? Have you heard about it....it is from the same maker.
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was born in Louisiana
General Robert E. Lee, CSA:
Comment to James Longstreet, on seeing a Federal charge repulsed in the Battle of Fredericksburg (13 December 1862)
With the name he must be having some French ancestry.
Seen this on TV... Discovery/NGC/Hist channel I think.
French Canadian, probably.
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