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  • Lafayette: The Lost Hero

    http://www.pbs.org/lafayette/index.html

    Just watched this - highly recommended!

    We recently were treated to a "first hand" account of Lafayette's contribution to freedom by an enactor at Williamsburg, Virginia, who had him nailed during a rigorous Q&A.

    This documentary fills in some lost history and really gets the feelings stirring for how powerful the idea of liberty is and how much people risked to make it reality.

    Good stuff to watch prior to Election Day.

    http://thedocumentarygroup.com/featu...ect.php?pid=68
    "Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
    ~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"


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    He definitely was a man with many admirable qualities, but would Ted Nugent have approved?
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    • #3
      Maybe nationality isn't as important as personality.
      The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable : John Kenneth Galbraith

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Turn13 View Post
        http://www.pbs.org/lafayette/index.html

        Just watched this - highly recommended!

        We recently were treated to a "first hand" account of Lafayette's contribution to freedom by an enactor at Williamsburg, Virginia, who had him nailed during a rigorous Q&A.

        This documentary fills in some lost history and really gets the feelings stirring for how powerful the idea of liberty is and how much people risked to make it reality.

        Good stuff to watch prior to Election Day.

        http://thedocumentarygroup.com/featu...ect.php?pid=68
        I saw that documentary. It's definitely worth a look.
        "Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang

        "If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio

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        • #5
          Question: Do the people of Lafayette know how to pronounce the guys name from which their town is named?

          Speaking as someone who grew up there, I can tell you they don't...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Turn13 View Post
            We recently were treated to a "first hand" account of Lafayette's contribution to freedom by an enactor at Williamsburg, Virginia, who had him nailed during a rigorous Q&A.
            Wish I'd known you were going to be in town, the Missus works for CW, could have saved you a few bucks on tickets.
            The guy who does Lafayette is Mark Schnieder, he does British cavalry officer Banistre Tarleton and several other personages. He also does a first rate Napoleon, to the point of having event organizers in Europe bring him over for major re-enactments. If I can find it, I have a great shot of him in the snow at Austerlitz. The fact that his Mom is French ad he speaks it fluently doesn't hurt!
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            I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
            I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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