Tag Archive | British Army

The Past Upon the Throne

I’m a bit late with this post but was meaning to post something on the Battle of Concord fought on April 19th, 1775. In particular I wanted to say something about the Old North Bridge which figured into the battle. Consider the following poem from Wikipedia. The author of the poem was Ralph Waldo Emerson. […]

War of 1812, An Almost Forgotten War

This link has to do with  Battlefield Archaeology. It deals with an unknown incident during the War of 1812. In fact, the War of 1812 is relatively unknown even in the US where it was fought. It’s a bigger deal in Canada since the US took the opportunity to invade Canada. The attempt was a disaster. […]

Brits, Normandy, Tea and Labor Unions?

I’ve been reading Antony Beevor‘s, D-Day, The Battle for Normandy. Beevor is a well-known British historian and pokes a bit of fun at both Americans and Brits with their different foibles during WW2. For example he quotes Churchill when Churchill famously said, “The Americans always do the right after exhausting all other possibilities.” That cracks […]

Captain Von Roeder-My Relative?

I’ve been recovering from a major foot surgery and the other day received three very cool “get well” cards from some kids at my church. Many thanks to Noelle, Jackson and Calvin for the Scripture encouragement and very cool art work featuring Lego soldiers. These young folks know of my interest in history and decorated […]