Of course, Pearl Harbour Day of 07 Dec. 1941. A day of infamy as spoken by your president of that time, Franklyn D. Roosevelt.
I remembered and forgot with the issues of the day.. I do not remember the number of young American Sailer dead that are at present still in ship Arizona, it is as it is, a memorial for them to be honoure by.
Post by JustJohn or JJ on Jul 29, 2017 5:32:47 GMT -7
As of noon today We will be leaving for this beautiful beach community. We have a cottage on the water for a week. Then we have to go to Lake Ossipee in NH for a few days to visit with friends that are here from Florida.
Incorporated in 1653, the third such town in the state of Maine, Wells quickly became a coastal destination for visitors from far and wide. The Abenaki Indians called the area Webhannet, meaning “at the clear stream,” a reference to the Webhannet River.
Named for a city in England, Wells is a historic destination, with roots extending back as far as 1622, found on Maine’s southern coast.
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley
The French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 (Russian: Отечественная война 1812 года, Otechestvennaya Voyna 1812 Goda) and in France as the Russian Campaign (French: Campagne de Russie), began on 24 June 1812 when Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Russian army. Napoleon hoped to compel Tsar Alexander I of Russia to cease trading with British merchants through proxies in an effort to pressure the United Kingdom to sue for peace. The official political aim of the campaign was to liberate Poland from the threat of Russia. Napoleon named the campaign the Second Polish War to gain favor with the Poles and provide a political pretext for his actions. The Grande Armée was a very large force, numbering 680,000 soldiers (including 300,000 of French departments).
As the Russian army fell back, Cossacks were given the task of burning villages, towns and crops. This was intended to deny the invaders the option of living off the land. These scorched-earth tactics greatly surprised and disturbed the French, as the willingness of the Russians to destroy their own territory and harm their own people was difficult for the French to comprehend. The actions forced the French to rely on a supply system that was incapable of feeding the large army in the field. Starvation and privation compelled French soldiers to leave their camps at night in search of food. These men were frequently confronted by parties of Cossacks, who captured or killed them.
The Russian army retreated into Russia for almost three months. The continual retreat and the loss of lands to the French upset the Russian nobility. They pressured Alexander I to relieve the commander of the Russian army, Field Marshal Barclay. Alexander I complied, appointing an old veteran, Prince Mikhail Kutuzov, to take over command of the army. However, for two more weeks Kutuzov continued to retreat as his predecessor had done.
The battle that followed was the bloodiest single-day action of the Napoleonic Wars until that point, involving more than 250,000 soldiers and resulting in 70,000 casualties. The French gained a tactical victory, but at the cost of 49 general officers and thousands of men. The Russian army was able to extricate itself and withdrew the following day, leaving the French without the decisive victory Napoleon sought.
Lack of food and fodder for the horses, hypothermia from the bitter cold and persistent attacks upon isolated troops from Russian peasants and Cossacks led to great losses in men, and a general loss of discipline and cohesion in the army. When the remnants of Napoleon's army crossed the Berezina River in November, only 27,000 effective soldiers remained; the Grand Armée had lost some 380,000 men dead and 100,000 captured.
The campaign effectively ended on 14 December 1812, not quite six months from its outset, with the last French troops leaving Russian soil.
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Thank you, Wiki.
So Nappy went in with 680,000 and came out with 27,000.
Thank you General Winter! Always a help to the Russians, but then they are a tough people and make impressive sacrifices.
I am glad that John, Pieter and Kaima started this disussion bout napoleon war in Russia, the war that was seen so differently by Poles, Frecnh and Russians and even nowadays we give proenanly much less respect for a luck of logistics,/'
Today 26 people were killed by crazy ex-military guy. Every week one shooting in the US. Maybe something should be changed with the laws of this country?
The gunman previously served in the U.S. Air Force, an Air Force spokesperson confirmed to Fox News. Kelley served at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge in 2014. He was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and his child. Kelley received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force, in addition to confinement for 12 months and was reduced in rank. Kelley worked as a security guard for a Texas waterpark this past summer, according to a resume under his name that appears online. Investigators said Kelley didn't appear to be connected to any organized terrorist groups.
Post by JustJohn or JJ on Nov 15, 2017 8:39:58 GMT -7
Today, 15 November, in history in Poland: Died in 1916 - Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz
Today, 15 November, in history in Poland: Died in 1916 - Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" (5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916), a Polish journalist, novelist, and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. He soon became one of the most popular Polish writers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous translations gained him international renown, culminating in his receipt of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer." Many of his novels remain in print. In Poland he is best known for his "Trilogy" of historical novels – With Fire and Sword, The Deluge, and Sir Michael – set in the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero's Rome. The Trilogy and Quo Vadis have been filmed, the latter several times, with Hollywood's 1951 version receiving the most international recognition.