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To: John H K
I beg to differ and yet am in agreement. The Church burning was hollywood. The British revered God and would not stoop to burning a church, courthouse maybe, but not a church. The Historic accuracy follows the correct timeline of the revolution. You don't see all of the battles, but the movie is about the struggles of a father to make the world around his family safe, and what he had to do to keep it together.
37 posted on 02/04/2003 9:41:54 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Just my two cents: The Church burning was pure Hollywood, and I don't like it in the movie. However, there was a sort-of similiar incident in South Carolina I believe where some of the King's Friends did burn a barn with the horses in it. That was considered pretty horrific. I wonder if it may have been that incident which they dramatized for the movie. As for the King's soldiers revering churches and not defiling them- I've heard that they did defile many churches during the occupation of Boston, some used for stables, some used for prisons, the pews burned for firewood, and some burned. This from the Micheal Medved First Person History tape series.
48 posted on 02/04/2003 10:50:49 AM PST by Red Boots
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