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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"A day which will live in infamy."

I've not looked, but surely someone has put together a list of the top 100 or even top 1000 most important battles ever fought. It's a fun game, to look at history and weigh a crucial event of conflict against all others.

Gettysburg.
Waterloo.
Pearl Harbor (hardly a battle. But important.)
Normandy.
Agincourt.
Chapultepec.
San Jacinto.

Oh, the list can go on and on.

But it's unlikely that the Battle of Puebla would land very high on the list, if it would even make the list at all.

A year after the Mexicans won that battle, the French seated Maximillian I of Mexico as emperor of Mexico. He wasn't actually relieved of his throne for 4 years, until pressure from the United States Of America assisted his overthrow.

What a strange thing for Americans to celebrate.


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4 Comments:

At Wednesday, May 05, 2010 1:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 Decisive Battles of All Time, Paul K. Davis

You can usually find it on sale in the big box bookstores, or for a $1 at the Friends of the Library booksales.

Shootin' Buddy

 
At Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:01:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

I think it's just a marketing ploy, to sell more Mexican beer and chips and dip... :-)

 
At Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:14:00 PM, Blogger Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

It's called "a reason to get shitfaced", roughly midway between the Fourth and St. Patty's day, donchanow.

 
At Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:33:00 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

It kept the French from helping the Confederacy in the Civil War of Northern Aggression Between The States, or what-have-you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo#Consequences_to_the_United_States


wv: soncoma -- passing out from too much California wine.

 

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