45038RE: [Bulk] Re: 1812 Re: Impressment and US sovereignty and supposed Brit disrespect of same
- Feb 1, 2012Desperate times call for desperate measures. If your national survival
is at stake, do you think hurt feelings of a non-combatant (especially
one with a weak military) is much of an impediment?
From: Jim Gallen
It may have been illegal to board American ships to get them but was the
need so great that it was justified anyway? A defense based on the
wartime needs of Britain is not necessarily based on legality.
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