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Movies: Revolutionary Period 1664AD- 1848AD

  The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 The Duellists(1977) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 France, 1801. Due to a minor perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d’Hubert is forced into a duel with hot-headed irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels spanning several years.   The Pride and the Passion (1957) (Dave Boundy) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050858/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 During the Napoleonic […]

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1814 And All That

Or, How to get rid of a tyrant in a big hat without really planning…   By Peter Merritt Introduction: I grew up with the usual fairly conservative histories of the Napoleonic Wars (and most wars in general), which were written in the ‘inevitable movements’ fashion, i.e. Napoleon/Hitler was doomed, we were bound to win […]

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