This is one of my favorite miniseries, Here are a few clips from it that are relevant for this weekend, culminating in the scene where they vote. The actual vote took place 245 years ago today, July 2nd.
Being we are two days from Independence Day, I would also highly recommend Rick Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming.
It is the first installment of his Revolution Trilogy and it is an AWESOME read.
Atkinson is one of my favorite military historians; his relaxed, narrative style makes history enjoyable! If you have not read his World War Two Liberation Trilogy, do yourself a favor and get it today!
Excellent overview of the Gallipoli campaign debacle.
It is important to note that some historians have attempted to lay the blame of this military tragedy solely at Winston Churchill’s feet (who at the time was the Lord of the Admiralty) but this is not the case as the article states:
Winston Churchill, Lord of the Admiralty, tried to argue for a combined attack by the army and navy; a purely naval attack would merely provide the Turkish artillery with an opportunity to make literal the concept of “turkey shoot.” But the War Minister, Lord Kitchener, declined to provide any troops for Churchill’s navy; he felt they were needed in Europe. Thus Churchill was forced to do his best with the navy, and the inevitable disaster ensued.
Sidebar: The Australian TV series Gallipoli (2015) was really well done and I highly recommend it if you have not seen it.
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