A Young Person’s Guide to the Battle of Hastings

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Here’s a quick film I made for one of my kid’s class (8 – 10 year olds). They were studying the middle ages this term and the call went out to parents to come in and give a little talk to the class, and I thought this would be more entertaining than some middle-aged git rambling on about history to them.

EDIT: There have been some notable complaints about some of my omissions in this video, so let me just add the following: 1) Personally, I’m more interested in the social consequences of history rather than the nuts-and-bolts details of how battles were fought, hence this isn;t the most in-depth summary of how the fight was won, sorry. 2) as several viewers have pointed out, Harold Godwinson had just forced-marched his men south after successfully seeing off the 3rd claimant to the English throne, Norse King Harold Hardrada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and there is a very real possibility fresher troops might have carried the day. 3) Middle English is more the language of Chaucer than Shakespeare.

All things being equal, it is still extremely gratifying to read all of the positive feedback this video has garnered from young people bored to tears by dry homework texts rabbiting on about forced marches and the importance of the stirrup in revolutionising medieval warfare. For those seeking a more in-depth summation of the Battle, I heartily recommend checking out Simon Schama’s excellent History of Britain series. Maybe not if you’re 9, though.

Episcopal Bishop Installed; Vietnam Forces Battle French Troops 1947/1/16

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1) Episcopal Bishop Installed – “Washington: Impressive religious scenes mark the installation of the Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill as presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Churches of America. Hundreds attend the impressive rites.” Sherrill speaks;
2) March of Dimes – “America falls in stel with the march of Dimes! In Washington, the First Lady and Margaret Truman officially open the drive by placing theirs, and the President’s contribution, in the Missouri bottle. In New York, mayor O’Dwyer opens the nation-wide drive to aid infantile victims. Little Nancy Drury is the campaign’s ‘Dimes’ girl.”
3) “Skokie IL: After police have rounded up confiscated pin-ball and slot machines, they toss the devices onto a junk pile and set the business on fire with gasoline. The flames ‘hit the jackpot’!”
4) “Washington: The first motion picture theatre on rails, the C. & O. ‘Chessie Theatre,’ inaugurates its regular motion picture program with a premier of the new Universal-International hit ‘Swell Guy.’
5) “Colorado: Flying in a special ski-shod plane, two daring hunters take the ‘high’ road to coyote-hunting, zooming down on the marauding critters to blast them with shotguns. It’s thrilling and dangerous.”
6) Indochina – “Saigon: In these scenic pictures from Indochina, where Vietnam forces are battling French troops, France’s Overseas Minister Moutet arrives by air to speed his nation’s defense of its Far Eastern possession.” (complete newsreel)

Byron L. Battle Sr. Pastor Of The Little Bethlehem Christian Church

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Byron L. Battle Sr. Pastor Of
The Little Bethlehem Christian Church
Pastor Of The Little Bethlehem Christian Church
110 Piney Fork Church Road Eden, NC
On August 3, 2013, The Rev. Byron L. Battle Sr. of Winston Salem, NC was extended the call to Pastor Little Bethlehem. Under his present leadership, the congregation has grown tremendously both spiritually and numerically and the best is yet to come.
Little Bethlehem Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)

Paul & Barbara’s Colon Cancer Journey -Our Battle with Stage 3B Colon Cancer – Cancer Survivor Story

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The Battle of Parker’s Crossroads

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The Battle of Parker’s Cross Roads
December 31, 1862

As Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s expedition into West Tennessee neared its conclusion, Union Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, with the brigades of Col. Cyrus L. Dunham and Col. John W. Fuller, attempted to cut Forrest off from withdrawing across the Tennessee River. Dunham’s and Forrest’s march routes, on December 31, 1862, brought them into contact at Parker’s Cross Roads. Skirmishing began about 9:00 am, with Forrest taking an initial position along a wooded ridge northwest of Dunham at the intersection. Confederate artillery gained an early advantage. Dunham pulled his brigade back a half mile and redeployed, facing north. His Federals repelled frontal feints until attacked on both flanks and rear by Forrest’s mounted and dismounted troops. During a lull, Forrest sent Dunham a demand for an unconditional surrender. Dunham refused and was preparing for Forrest’s next onset when Fuller’s Union brigade arrived from the north and surprised the Confederates with an attack on their rear; Confederate security detachments had failed to warn of Fuller’s approach. In the Official Records, Forrest’s report to Gen. Braxton Bragg records his uncharacteristic “surprise and astonishment“ at the appearance of the un-reckoned with Federal force, but he responded to the shock with more typical boldness: “Charge ’em both ways,” he ordered. The Confederates briefly reversed front, repelled Fuller, then rushed past Dunham’s demoralized force and withdrew south to Lexington and then across the Tennessee River. Both sides claimed victory, but the Confederate claims appear to have more credence, as they were able to escape what should have been a perfect trap and Forrest lived to fight another day.

Norfolk Police Department Lip Sync Battle

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When it comes to facing the music, the Norfolk Police Department never backs down. After being challenged to a lip sync battle by the Corinth Police Department in Corinth, Texas, Norfolk’s finest went all out in their own version of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ 2014 hit “Uptown Funk.”

The Second World War: The Battle of Midway

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By attacking Midway atoll, at the far western end of the Hawaiian chain, the Japanese hoped to lure the US Pacific Fleet into the open sea and destroy it. Instead, due to superb US intelligence and costly Japanese tactical errors, the attack marked the destruction of the Japanese Fleet and the end of Tokyo’s supremacy in the Pacific Ocean. This super film portrays the momentous battle in a day-by-day account.