Yes there is a point. That point is WHEN YOU WIN.
I’m sure Eisenhower would have stood trial and been executed had the allies lost the war.
Interesting that at this point there are 2 votes down. I wonder if you had said “I’m sure Churchill would have stood trial and been executed had the allies lost the war.” Would you still get two votes down? Perhaps Roosevelt and Churchill were in the same category and Eisenhower being a military man is different.
There was no mark on his body
Not on the outside…which of course was all that mattered in those pre-CSI days. One has to admire the cleverness of the assassins, cringe-worthy as their methodology was.
I was told the family history of the Churchill’s originated about that time. I really should verify this but a cousin went to somerset house 20 some odd years ago to do some research on the family tree. I was told the genesis was a French knight who was granted land in England after a victory in about this era. Shortly after that the family tree diverged to my fathers side and Winston’s side! Normally I would wish for English victories all the time but this once has a personal connection. Had the Saxons won there might never have been a Winston Churchill….or me!
Long live William!
I know more good things came of the invasion, than bad ones.
I was being naughty.
I’ve always found it interesting that the confederate army at Manassas was the Army of the Potomac, while the Union army was the Army of Northeastern Virginia. It’s like afterwards, both commanders decided to switch names.Â
And on a similar note: “Many [Confederate volunteers] were from state militia outfits which had their own state-issued uniforms, and in the early battles some Confederate units who wore dark blue uniforms were often mistaken on the field of battle for the enemy. Conversely, many Union units which were originally militia units went to war wearing grey.”
You are right Marc. He certainly was a “baddy”, but not as vile a portrayal as could have been(was the 60s though). Joaquin definitely did him more justice.
I must say, I first watched that because Sofia Loren was in it.
I am not sure Napoleon was ever really himself after the Russian campaign. What he expected after his victory at Borodino and what really turned out was very different. Expecting the Russians to surrender only having them chase him all the way back to France may have put some doubt in his mind. Maybe that doubt is what affected his decisions at a place like Waterloo. I know in sports that if you loose your confidence it can be hard to get back. I imagine the same could be said about war generals. Just a thought. Enjoyed the post.