Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: George Washington Christmas

During the early days of the American Revolutionary War, George Washington led a surprise attack on Hessian (German) troops by crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day. His forces won especially since the Hessian soldiers had dropped their guard celebrating the holiday. 

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  1. Well that wasn't very sportive of him

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  2. Sort of the opposite of WWI's "christmas peace" story, isn't it?

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  3. Meaning....there was drinking involved.
    Nice.

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  4. As I understand it, Washington was desperate for a victory to prove to the French he could win a battle, so he risked much to catch the Hessians by surprise.

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  5. Well, that's a sneaky tactic that obviously proved successful. lol

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  6. Did you ever hear the song, "George Washington's Bridge" by Joey the Clown?

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  7. I wonder if he really rode such a fantastic white hrse or is this an illusion.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Well, sometimes, ya just gotta be a little sneaky...:)

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  9. Well, that was very clever of him, wasn't it?

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