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“Nothing less than full victory”


Photo credt: history1900s.about.com

Photo credt: history1900s.about.com

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

~ General Eisenhower encourages his troops just before D-Day, June 6, 1944.

And full victory they attained. To all World War Two veterans, thank you.

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League of the Three Petticoats


The mid-18th-century “League of the Three Petticoats” consisted of Austria’s queen Maria Theresa, influential Frenchwoman Madame Pompadour, and Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Their struggle against King Frederick of Prussia, over land in Europe, was part of the Seven Years’ War.

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