Agincourt - in my Top Five

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    St Crispin's Day is upon us (Sunday) and the anniversary of one of the greatest/lopsided victories in the annals of warfare.

    It is in my top 5 greatest battles. Anyone else a student of good King Hank?
     
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    Oh we happy few, we band of brothers! Amen Dr. Bob! I love the description especially that John Keegan provides in his _Face of Battle_ book. Also, the Branaugh film of "Henry V" is awesome. I have a copy and have to watch it every few months.
     
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    The battle of Agincourt is a favourite of mine. The overwhelming odds with seasoned horse knights undone by those blaggedy upstart English yeomen and their bows.

    Brilliant strategic mastermind wins the day....
     
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    Hibbert's book "Agincourt" is masterful and demythizes the king and the campaign. I just finished it and was amazed at new insights and interweaving of some Shakespearean quotations with text and actual copies of the 15th century documents.
     
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    Observed it briefly yesterday, together with the 150th anniversary of the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade - the only time we officially and directly fought the Russians

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
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    St Crispian is the shoemaker's saint. And the soldiers in the Crimean charge died with their boots on St Crispian's Day . . .
     
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    Branaugh's "Henry V" is one of my favorite films.

    "Non nobis, Domine"
     
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    Love the same film - would love to read the book Dr B mentioned.

    I want to find the quote in the play at the end of the battle where Hank says something about "It was God who fought for us."
     

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