- 09-04-2012, 12:12 #11Originally Posted by British_And_Proud:4330001
- 09-04-2012, 12:17 #12
The Alamo was a truly epic last defiant stand against overwhelming odds.If I had known then what I know now, I wouldn't have made the mistake that taught me what I know now, but didn't know then.
- 09-04-2012, 12:19 #13
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- 09-04-2012, 12:19 #14
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- 09-04-2012, 12:23 #16
Obvious British bias here but The Paras at Arnhem Bridge, The Glosters at Gloster Hill, The Dunkirk rearguards, the 66th Regiments last stand at the Battle of Maiwand and the Battle of Kohima, all impressive stuff."The browning is jammed. I am saying 'driver advance' on the "A" set and the driver, who can't hear me, is reversing. And as I look over the top of the turret and see twelve enemy tanks fifty yards away, someone hands me a cheese sandwich.".......British Tankie, N. Africa, WW2.
“Gentlemen, in spite of your excellent training and orders, do not be daunted if chaos reigns. It undoubtedly will.”.......Brigadier Hill, 6th Airborne Div.
- 09-04-2012, 12:24 #17
- 09-04-2012, 12:25 #18
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Obviously Rorkes Drift, but the Battle of Plassey, Battle of Omduran, and the Siege of Gibraltar to name but a few.
What the Redcoats of Empire lacked in numbers they more than made up in technology.
The Battle of Thermopylae ( 300 Spartans etc) against tens of thousands of Persians has to be number one though.
- 09-04-2012, 13:19 #19"I am not an Ulsterman but yesterday, the 1st. July, as I followed their amazing attack, I felt that I would rather be an Ulsterman than anything else in the world."
Cpt Wilfred Spender 2nd July 1916
"Throughout the long years of struggle ... the men of Ulster have proved how nobly they fight and die"
King George V
- 09-04-2012, 13:29 #20