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  • We Few, We Happy Few - The Band of Brothers Bonding is no Myth

    12/09/2015 10:25:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 46 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 9, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    One of Shakespeare’s most famous passages comes from actual history and the words of England’s King Henry V, on the eve of the Battle of Agincourt in Northern France in 1415. Rallying his severely outnumbered men, Henry V said: “From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember’d; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother” Nearly 600 years ago, Shakespeare knew about the power of camaraderie among fighting men. So did those who went before him: the Crusaders,...
  • Missing keys hunt unearths treasure trove find

    07/31/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Shropshire Star ^ | July 29, 2013 | unattributed
    When farmer Ifor Edwards dropped his keys in a field he had no idea the search to find them would result in the discovery of buried treasure. Mr Edwards, 56 and his wife Anna, 40, called in enthusiasts from Wrexham Heritage Society when he lost his keys on land at Oak Farm in Bronington, near Whitchurch. But as well as finding his keys -- which had gone through a lawn mower -- the team armed with metal detectors also found 14 mediaeval coins dated from the 14th and 15th centuries. At an inquest in Ruthin the North East Wales Coroner...
  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Armys greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battles 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least 20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was disappointed. SNIP The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • Memorial Day

    05/26/2013 4:54:20 AM PDT · by michaelwlf3 · 10 replies
    This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: then shall our names....
  • Treadmill shows medieval armour influenced battles

    08/27/2011 6:37:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 79 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Rebecca Morelle
    Medieval suits of armour were so exhausting to wear that they could have affected the outcomes of famous battles, a study suggests. Scientists monitored volunteers fitted with 15th Century replica armour as they walked and ran on treadmills. They found that the subjects used high levels of energy, bore immense weight on their legs and suffered from restricted breathing. The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The effect of the heavy armour was so great, that the researchers believe it may have have had an impact on the Battle of Agincourt. "It is a huge...
  • Today is Saint Crispins Day

    10/25/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Timocrat · 24 replies
    Henry V | Shakespeare
    Enter the KING WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING. What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such...
  • Centuries Later, Henry Vs Greatest Victory Is Besieged by Academia

    10/24/2009 10:38:13 AM PDT · by Saije · 30 replies · 1,271+ views
    Ny Times ^ | 10/24/2009 | James Glanz
    The heavy clay-laced mud behind the cattle pen on Antoine Renaults farm looks as treacherous as it must have been nearly 600 years ago, when King Henry V rode from a spot near here to lead a sodden and exhausted English Army against a French force that was said to outnumber his by as much as five to one. No one can ever take away the shocking victory by Henry and his band of brothers, as Shakespeare would famously call them, on St. Crispins Day, Oct. 25, 1415. They devastated a force of heavily armored French nobles who had gotten...
  • Today in History: October 25 St. (Saint Crispin's Day)

    10/25/2009 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies · 1,028+ views
    Spero News ^ | 10/25/09 | Martin Barillas
    October 25 is fraught with anniversaries. It marks a turning point in European history that was to later provide one of the greatest speeches ever to emerge from the English language and that has inspired millions for over 400 years. We are speaking here, of course, of the Battle of Agincourt that was fought on the feast of St. Crispin's Day in 1415 when young King Henry V and his army defeated the French army under the command of Constable dAlbret and his 100,000 men
  • Non Nobis and Te Deum (Vanity)

    11/04/2008 10:36:38 AM PST · by lastchance · 3 replies · 304+ views
    We are in a battle the outcome of which will have far reaching effects on the very soul of this nation. As we pray for victory let us remember "Non Nobis Non nobis, Domine, Domine, non nobis, Domine Sed nomini, sed nomini, tuo da gloriam." ( Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to your Name give glory.). Which is beautifully expressed in this scene from Kenneth Branagh's version of Henry V
  • Celebrate Victory on Crispin's Day

    10/24/2007 8:28:02 AM PDT · by Belasarius · 31 replies · 1,849+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10/24/2007 | Judd Magilnick
    For the sake of our collective survival, the English-speaking world needs to annually trumpet common achievements, values, and goals. Fortunately, the calendar contains an excellent date. Even better, the holiday's credo has already been composed -- by the greatest content provider ever in any language. Tomorrow, October 25, was once known as the Feast Day of St. Crispin. On this day in 1415, Henry V and his underdog British, outmanned at least by a factor of four, defeated Charles VI of France at the Battle of Agincourt. These days, even though Vatican II has delisted the twin martyred brothers St....
  • Henry Vs Payroll Cuts Agincourt Myth Down to Size (French/English ratio wildly exaggerated)

    05/28/2005 5:51:42 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 61 replies · 1,794+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 29, 2005 | Richard Brooks
    The scale of Henry Vs triumph at Agincourt, which has been feted as one of the greatest victories in British military history, has been exaggerated for almost six centuries, a new book is to reveal. The English and Welsh were still outnumbered, according to Anne Curry, professor of medieval history at Southampton University but only by a factor of three to two. For the last 50 years historians have believed the odds were at least four to one. Curry is the first academic to untangle the true scale of Henrys victory in 1415 by sifting through original enrolment records...
  • A little Shakespeare to go with the war

    12/17/2003 5:55:08 PM PST · by BioForce1 · 15 replies · 351+ views
    Henry V ^ | 17th centurny | William Shakespeare
    KING HENRY VNow, herald, are the dead number'd? HeraldHere is the number of the slaughter'd French. KING HENRY VWhat prisoners of good sort are taken, uncle? EXETERCharles Duke of Orleans, nephew to the king;John Duke of Bourbon, and Lord Bouciqualt:Of other lords and barons, knights and squires,Full fifteen hundred, besides common men. KING HENRY VThis note doth tell me of ten thousand FrenchThat in the field lie slain: of princes, in this number,And nobles bearing banners, there lie deadOne hundred twenty six: added to these,Of knights, esquires, and gallant gentlemen,Eight thousand and four hundred; of the which,Five hundred were but...
  • Vanity - The Elections in Spain

    03/15/2004 9:20:25 AM PST · by Vernaux · 5 replies · 298+ views
    William Shakespeare
    My feelings on the Spanish people's election results are best summed up by Shakespeare in this excerpt. (I have bolded passages that I find most applicable and made one change marked with a "*" begging the Bard's pardon): Henry V That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made, And crowns for convoy put into his purse; We would not die in that man's company That fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is call'd the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand...
  • A little Shakespeare to go with the War

    11/04/2003 1:53:25 PM PST · by BioForce1 · 8 replies · 395+ views
    Henry V ^ | 17th Century | William Shakespeare
    SCENE III. The same. Before the gates. The Governor and some Citizens on the walls; the English forces below. Enter KING HENRY and his trainKING HENRY VHow yet resolves the governor of the town?This is the latest parle we will admit;Therefore to our best mercy give yourselves;Or like to men proud of destructionDefy us to our worst: for, as I am a soldier,A name that in my thoughts becomes me best,If I begin the battery once again,I will not leave the half-achieved HarfleurTill in her ashes she lie buried.The gates of mercy shall be all shut up,And the flesh'd...
  • Band of Brothers

    03/23/2003 5:19:43 PM PST · by mrustow · 10 replies · 332+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 24 March 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    We do not stand alone. Contrary to the story suggested by much of the world's elite media, our boys do not fight alone. It is true, however, that our military allies are few. And thank G-d for that! On the eve of battle, Lt. Colonel Tim Collins, commander of the 1st Battalion of The Royal Irish, addressed his men on the Kuwait-Iraqi border. The London Times' Sarah Oliver reported, "Wearing his kukri, the Gurkha blade that he is entitled to carry as a Gurkha commander, Colonel Collins spoke to his 800 men, an arm of Britains 16 Air Assault Brigade,...
  • The Feast of St. Crispian (Vanity)

    03/19/2003 3:59:15 PM PST · by section9 · 33 replies · 882+ views
    The Life of Henry V, Act Four, Scene III ^ | March 19, 2003 | William Shakespeare
    WESTMORELAND O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING HENRY V What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin: If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such...
  • Alone, if we Must Be, on the Fourth of July (VANITY)

    07/04/2002 6:23:12 PM PDT · by section9 · 16 replies · 247+ views
    You know, this has been a bittersweet Fourth for me. No, it's not because I am anyway dismayed by the course of the War or have any misgivings about its outcome. What I am dismayed about is that we, who suffered so great a loss on September 11th, have been so readily abandoned by our "friends" in Europe. That we must now suffer the indignities of the likes of John Pilger, Robert Fisk, or George Monbiot. These are men who would rather cuddle up to evil, appease evil, praise evil, rather than summon up the moral courage to condemn...