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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 14:03:14 EDT
In a message dated 10/19/2004 1:17:31 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Do you mean to tell me that those idiots who were fighting the war came out
of their trenches, shook hands, played a game of soccer and then went back
to KILL each other afterwards? That is the worst thing I have ever
Mary Anne Smith
This is very true. And only one very small example. This type of thing
happened all through WW1, the Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812 etc. But
the closer we get to modern times the less this happened.
I've read many accounts on this subject. During the War of 1812, British
officers were given special passes for weekends to shop and visit friends in
Ogdensburg, N.Y., they came from Montreal etc. But come Monday morning, back to
fighting the war, just like business. For the most part, these wars weren't
personal, fighting on the Sabbath, Christmas, Easter, just wasn't cricket. For
the Civil War, come dark, that was the end of the work day(fighting) and
there are hundreds of accounts of the two sides mixing at night, have a drink,
share food, trade items, just sit and talk, visit with family. Come day light,
back to war.
The code of the fighting man, chivalry and honor etc.
There is so much of this hidden information through the centuries it could
fill a library all by itself.