View Full Version : Historical Perspective

09-17-2001, 09:35 AM
An anecdote in Reader's Digest tells of an American couple who are visiting Remagen, Germany. They ask a local if the bridge they were on was the one crossed by Patton. The local replied, "I learned a different history."

09-17-2001, 12:09 PM
When I served in Korea I'd heard that North Korean school children were taught that the Korean Conflict began when the South's Army invaded the North.

09-17-2001, 12:39 PM
And the U.S. has NEVER lost a war.

I've heard this from many Amercians. When I remind of them of 1812, they don't know what I am talking about. Must not have made the history books in the U.S.

09-17-2001, 04:05 PM
we didn't exactly triumph in Vietnam either.

09-19-2001, 04:17 PM
Did we lose the war of 1812? I thought the British were trying to make us a colony again, and that doesn't seem to have happened. Or were they just interested in beating us up for a while, signing a peace treaty and then getting stomped around by Jackson? We may not have won the ar, but we didn't really lose it. Vietnam we did lose.