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There is Always Someone Who Doesn't Get the Word

There is a fear in wartime of the lack of effective communications. News can be very important if received in a timely manner.

By the autumn of 1814 the British Mid-Atlantic Fleet sailed south for warmer winter waters and their next big target. 478 more words

Sam Smith

Lieutenant Charles Grisdale and the Battle of New Orleans

On 12 December 1814 a British fleet was anchored off Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. It was there to prepare for an attack on New Orleans. 925 more words

History

Flipping America the Bird, British Style

Apparently, if you’re a British diplomat serving in the United States and feeling a bit overshadowed by your bigger and better ally, you simply bake a creepy cake celebrating the destruction of your hated friend’s capitol building and then tweet a commemorative photograph of this governmental goodie to all and sundry.  755 more words

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