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George Washington named Britain's greatest ever foe
(UK) Telegraph ^ | 4/14/12 | Jasper Copping

Posted on 04/16/2012 10:37:35 AM PDT by Kartographer

The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent.

He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London.

In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

At the event, each contender had their case made by a historian giving a 40 minute presentation. The audience, who had paid to attend the day, then voted in a secret ballot after all five presentations had been made.

Dr Stephen Brumwell, who had championed Washington, said: "As British officers conceded, he was a worthy opponent."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: georgewashington; militaryhistory; presidents; revolutioniarywar; revolytionarywar
The painter Benjamin West wrote that when he talked to King George III during the Revolutionary War, the monarch asked him what he thought George Washington would do if he prevailed.

Return to his farm, West predicted -- accurately, as it turned out.

"If he does that," King George remarked, "he will be the greatest man in the world."

1 posted on 04/16/2012 10:37:41 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

They will revote as soon as the Muzzies take over and reform the nation as Englandstan.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Kartographer

Allah is Britain’s greatest foe ever.

#2 is stupidity.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kartographer

Posted yesterday.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kartographer

Gotta point out that, unlike ol’ Boney, Washington was never prepared to invade the UK.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 10:42:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Kartographer

It is notable that Washington was the least willing foe they have ever faced. He was a loyal British subject who could no longer withstand the abuse of an arrogant government. It was not for church, grandeur, or empire. It was with divine provenience and his faith in man to accept personal responsibility and rule his own destiny, that Washington led a rag-tag army against the most powerful military of the time and prevailed.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 10:45:38 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Steamburg

America’s greatest foe was Jimmy Carter before Obama came along.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chris37
Allah is Britain’s greatest foe ever.

Allah is a fictitious distortion of the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Muslims, throughout history, when it comes to open conflict--have consistently shown themselves to be cowardly and incompetent.

They will not...take over Britain.

8 posted on 04/16/2012 10:55:49 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: Kartographer

Might have turned out different if Shaka Zulu had been born 40 years later.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Kartographer

George Washington was also our greatest president ever.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 11:08:22 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I didn’t see it yesterday. Glad it was posted again.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 11:12:47 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: AnalogReigns
"Allah is a fictitious distortion of the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

Allah is an alias of Lucifer.

"Muslims, throughout history, when it comes to open conflict--have consistently shown themselves to be cowardly and incompetent."

How about deception? Geurilla tactics? Infiltration? Subversive tactics?

Additionally, I would just like to point out that western civilization has not demonstrated anything close to military competence since about the 1940's. What we have shown is that this country is full to the brim of and populated by -idiots- except for Ronald Reagan.

"They will not...take over Britain."

Perhaps their goal is not to take it over. Perhaps their goal is to use the systems of the country to grow their own strength within the country while exploiting every design flaw and the stupidity of every citizen in such a way to cause the country to simply collapse upon itself?

When you have a prince of your nemesis country thinking of converting to your cult, then you do not even have a nemesis country any longer, they don't even exist.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kartographer

The world will never forget the year that General Washington sent his air force to bomb the British into submission. The colonists started off with the air fields and radar stations but before longed they switched to terror bombing of London and other cities. But the plucky Brits held out and within a few years Washington was hiding in his bunker in Philadelphia, as his former victims closed in for the kill.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 11:18:54 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: chris37
The explaination was given by my Pastor just this past Sunday. The Muslims are cursed.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:8-9
14 posted on 04/16/2012 11:19:28 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ryan71

It was posted TWICE yesterday and more than 90 people commented on one, or the other, of the 2 postings.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Oberon
Might have turned out different if Shaka Zulu had been born 40 years later.

Nope. Human wave charges don't do much good against Gatling guns. The Zulu won at Isandlwana for the same reason the Sioux won at Little Bighorn. The Victorian army went for mobility over firepower. Once it got knocked into the Victorians that they had a real war on their hands they brought up the breach loading artillery, massed rifle fire and Gatling guns. No warrior, no matter how skilled or how brave is going to win against machine guns with spears and a handful of trade rifles. Just read up on the Battle of Ulundi if you have any doubt how it would go. Zulu's made repeated charges but none ever got within 30 yards of the British formation.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 11:24:50 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; ryan71
Foget it you will never win against the 'Posting Police'!

Their efficiency and tenacity puts all other Police forces to shame. More powerful than the TSA.

17 posted on 04/16/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This article has been posted 4 times so far.

Yours was the 2nd post,
Kartographer's was the 4th post.

No blame, just the facts...

18 posted on 04/16/2012 1:17:36 PM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Buffalo Bob; afraidfortherepublic; ryan71
I am so sorry officer. But I am GUILTY AS CHARGED!

But it's not my fault my Daddy didn't spend anytime with me as a Child and my Mother didn't nurse me long enough. ;-)

19 posted on 04/16/2012 1:23:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Buffalo Bob

I DID do a search before posting, and I did another search today before notifying Kartographer. I found only 3 posts, and mine was the first. Did the one you find have a different title?

No blame, because it is an interesting article. But, I do wish that people will take the time to do a quick search before posting.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Buffalo Bob

Only four times?

A lot of stuff gets reposted every two to four HOURS.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 1:27:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
All four posts I found had the same title and were from the same news source. I searched by Title, not Keyword which is the default search choice.

It may be the Keyword default that is the reason for so many multiple posts all around?

22 posted on 04/17/2012 5:32:13 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Buffalo Bob

I always search by title. I did, and nothing came up before my post. This is not the first time that I have found ‘fault’ with the FR search function. But that is no reason to not use it because it does work most of the time.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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