Skip to comments.The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law
Posted on 11/11/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by Kartographer
The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.
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Good men with a rightious cause can accomplish the impossible!
In addition to helping defeat the Axis powers in WWII, the norks and Chicoms in Korea, and in the early years of Viet Nam, it was a favorite of the IDF in securing a young Israel. Long before the United States found itself at war with Islam, the FFL employed the carbine against muslim radicals in north Africa, and carried them into battle against communist insurgents in Indochina.
No doubt there were a few on hand to witness the Battle of Athens.
I watched a documentary on this about a year ago and I was so excited about it and eager to discuss it in my quilting group the next day. None of the other ladies had heard about it. Vacant stares. I’m in the middle of Tennessee, and the ladies’ families have been here for generations. Disappointing.