Risorgimento. Sicily Conquest. Batlle of Milazo. 17-24 July
Risorgimento. Sicily Conquest. Batlle of Milazo. 17-24 July 1860 between Giuseppe Garibaldi's volunteers with Hungarian veterans and the troops of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies at MIlazzo, Sicily, then part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. Engraving. Sketch of M. Jules Duvaux. 19th century. Colored. Date:
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San Fernando Valley - Music Sheet Cover
'San Fernando Valley' - Music Sheet Cover. Gordon Jenkins song San Fernando Valley gave a huge boost to the visibility of the Valley, just as WWII veterans came home.Mayfair Music Corp., N.Y. An illustration of mountains in the background, trees and a rider on a horse. Date: circa 1943
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The long and short of it
Satire on the downside to being either tall or short
Caption: Up last draft: "I suppose you 'as to be careful 'ow you looks over the parapet about 'ere' Out since Mons: You needn't worry me lad, the rats are going to be your only trouble"
Bruce Bairnsfather loved to contrast the world-weary, hardened old hand who had been "Out since Mons" with the naive raw recruit. But his joke does stress two perennial problems for trench inhabitants- the danger from snipers (for those who either dared to look over the sandbags, or were unfortunate enough to be tall), and the constant battle with the hoards of impudent rats, encouraged by unburied bodies and discarded food.
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