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The Importance of “America’s Oldest” Alliance

by Tom Shachtman In Paris for Bastille Day, President Donald Trump said, “France is America’s oldest ally.  A lot of people don’t know that,” and added, “France helped us secure our independence, a lot of people forget.” My new book,

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The Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11 1777

Battle of Brandywine Creek

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11 1777 With the help of the newly arrived Marquis de Lafayette, Washington and the Continental Army ventured open battle to

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Battle of Trenton, 26 December 1776

Battle of Trenton

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Battle of Trenton, 26 December 1776 A characteristic of Washington’s generalship was that he always left his army opportunities either to withdraw or attack. Winter’s onset

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The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17 1775

Bunker Hill

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17 1775 At the commencement of open warfare, 20,000 New England militia mustered under Gen Artemis Ward and surrounded Boston. The

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Five Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

by Jack Kelly Margaret Corbin Born on the Pennsylvania frontier, Margaret Cochran was orphaned when her parents were killed during the French and Indian war. The five-year-old was taken in by relatives and knew the pangs of poverty. She married

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