Saturday, October 25, 2008

St. Crispin's Day

October 25th is the feast day of St. Crispin. It has become famous for three battles fought on anniversary of the feast day.

There are battles and then there are Navy battles, lol. So Princess Crabby will of course begin with -

The Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944, which is part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf was actually a series of battles in the Pacific during WWII fought over several days.
"This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can."....LCDR Robert Copeland of the USS Samuel B. Roberts.

See CDR Salamander's FBF, last year's Op-For and Chaotic Synaptic Activity

Next up......The Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Everyone has a favorite.....mine is Kenneth Brannagh's version of Henry V.

Finally this day is also the anniversary of the Charge of The Light Brigade. Gotta admit, I'm not so strong on the Crimean War. I'd flunk this quiz.

Go check out the Armorer's post.


Stella said...

The Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and Kenneth Brannagh's version of Henry V.

That was a masterpiece! My favorite, too.

Mrs. K said...

My grandparents love this movie. I only like it 'cause Errol Flynn is in it.