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Anniversary Year of the War of 1812

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Clanad | 22:25 Mon 28th May 2012 | History
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Another connection between two peoples divided by a common language (apologies to Sir Winston Churchill of perhaps Wilde).

This year is the 200th Anniverseray of the War of 1812... ya'll burned Washington, but in exchange Francis Scott Key wrote the The Star Spangled Banner[i (our National Anthem) while watching the bombardment of [i]Fort McHenry[i].

However, the biggest victory for the American side was the elimination of [i]pease] as a food (favorite of the Brtish troops). Whew! No one ever eats pease here!

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4th November 1775, the Continental Congress stipulated the requirements for Garrison Rations and these were distinctly similar to those of the British Army, including "3 pints of peas [pease] or beans per week, or vegetables equivalent". In short time the "vegetable equivalents" were specified as onions, potatoes and turnips. Although US Army rations...
23:21 Tue 29th May 2012
You got 'Old Ironsides' out of it Clanad. I visited her (USS Constitution) a few years ago in Charleston Navy Yard and long may she remain afloat.
Clanad, this is currently being built in London

http://www.london-pro...e-talkie-building.jpg

If you would care to come and burn it down before or after completion, I will happily buy you a fizzy British beer.

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