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45038RE: [Bulk] Re: 1812 Re: Impressment and US sovereignty and supposed Brit disrespect of same

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  • Ian Gardner
    Feb 1, 2012
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      Desperate 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?


      -----Original Message-----
      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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