Category Archives: Military & Wars

Far Traveler

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It has been repassed no less than twenty-eight times since that first date. Tim: My harp is about twice the size of Binchois's. You, sir, have served in the dragoons?'' Waverley was taken so much at unawares, that he acquiesced. ``O, I knew it at once; I saw you were military from your air, and I am sure you could be none of the foot-wobblers, as my Nosebag calls them. I only mention this to prevent any possibility of future misconstruction.'' Gladly at this moment would Mac-Ivor have put their quarrel to a personal arbitrament;---his eye flashed fire, and he measured Edward, as if to choose where he might best plant a mortal wound.

War Horse

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Military history reminds us of important anomalies and paradoxes. Admitting all I had said in my first epistle, these douce men see no resource but in the most submissive acquiescence to the commands of those in whose breasts, they say, is now lodged the uncontrolled power to listen to reason, justice, nay, compassion, or to prefer the exercise of their own pleasure to the dictates of them all. Had he remained silent, he would have been long unnoticed; but when he spoke, there was something in his manner which arrested attention. ``Who is this young man?'' said the Vicar in a low voice, to his neighbour. ``A Scotchman called Maxwell, on a visit to Sir Henry,'' was the answer. ``I thought so, from his accent and his manners,'' said the Vicar.

A Million Shades of Gray

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It was the third sitting of the court, and there were two men at the bar. This is a very substantial volume, with a footprint larger than A4 paper, and over an inch in thickness. Yesterday, and the day before, you have condemned loyal and honourable blood to be poured forth like water. This electronic transcription of `Scott's Miscellaneous Prose Writings', vol. Emotional/psychological qualities: Street-smart, no formal educational training, devoted to painting and drawing, obsessed with fame, short-tempered, attractive to men and women, tendency to spend money as soon as she has it on drugs, alcohol, and food.

John Diamond (Vintage Childrens Classics)

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These cases, although few, demonstrate the possibility of effective women combatants. The postwar obscenity of Mutually Assured Destruction had lent an apocalyptic veneer to contemporary war: as President Kennedy warned, “Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” Conflict had become something so destructive, in this view, that it no longer had any relation to the battles of the past.

War in the Middle East: A Reporter's Story: Black September

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When her mother dies and her brother Johnny is arrested for smuggling weapons money into Ireland, things seem hopeless, until help from Jane Addams' Hull House and the boy Rose loves save the day. Of course, they were not opposed to capturing booty if it could be had. The same rule is, we trust, generally observed in the scenes which Nature has herself ornamented; and the artist holds himself discharged if he consults and observes her movements without affecting to dictate to or control them.

Mark of the Horse Lord

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On other national topics I have already said enough. To this motion, which we are afraid we might, in our rashness, have seconded, Halieus makes the following unexpected opposition:--- ``Hal.---You have made me president for these four days, and I forbid it. Mackenzie placed in his hand the beautiful tale of La Roche, in which he introduces Mr. In "Red Tails" (2012 movie) they still have pilots taking off their masks at 25,000 feet escorting B-17s.

V is for Victory: America Remembers World War II

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I don't think those soldiers that went into enemy territory will be really defending Army, would it? Review Julian Stockwin, Victory (2010), about a British naval officer who joins Nelson's squadron on the eve of the Battle of Trafalgar; #11 in the Kydd series. In turn they pressure their government to end the war. And so, ae morning, siccan a fright as I got! Twa unlucky red-coats were up for black-fishing, or some siccan ploy---for the neb o' them's never out o' mischief---and they just got a glisk o' his Honour as he gaed into the wood, and banged aff a gun at him.

The Elementals

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There all ease of intercourse was changed for the pride of victory; and the victors, like some savage combatants, gave no quarter to the vanquished. The poet gives the best illustration of this letter on one addressed to Mr. The story of one of Scotland's most noble families. But if fiction often springs from personal experience, isn't that just a form of historical fiction and we do accept that? It was impossible to lament the extinction of the wasted taper; yet there was a general feeling that Home's death closed an era in the literary history of Scotland, and dissolved a link which, though worn and frail, seemed to connect the present generation with that of their fathers.

Callahan Crossroads

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Now this company or regiment, as a matter of course, was engaged in weekly warfare with the boys inhabiting the Crosscauseway, Bristo Street, the Potterrow---in short, the neighbouring suburbs. Against a background of political intrigue and Tudor violence, love is not easy to find or sustain. A movement that (promised) more freedom, conscience, compassion has regressed to something worse than what we had before." A heath pallet, with the flowers stuck uppermost, had been prepared for him in a recess of the cave, and here, covered with such spare plaids as could be mustered, he lay for some time watching the motions of the other inhabitants of the cavern.

Kipling's Choice

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Iffland has somewhere described it, and it is painted in stronger colours by the immortal Go the in Wilhelm Meister; yet we cannot refrain from touching on the subject. For, how can it be possible, that it should be for the ``evident utility' of Scotland to alter her laws of private right, to the total subversion of a system under which she is admitted to have flourished for a century, and which has never within North Britain been attended with the inconveniences charged against it in the sister country, where, by the way, it ever existed?