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Re: Plains of Abraham Controversy and 1812 Bicentennial?

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  • Ray Hobbs
    Vic: Check the correspondence column of today s Globe and Mail. There is a juvenile attack on re-enactors ( wacko s - correct spelling is whacko )) from all
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 28, 2009
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      Vic:
      Check the correspondence column of today's Globe and Mail. There is a
      juvenile attack on re-enactors ("wacko's" - correct spelling is
      "whacko")) from all periods. Although, strangely enough there is a
      concession to US re-enactors who want to replay the War of 1812.
      Ray
      41st

      PS: Proud to be such a whacko, which, incidentally, has to do with the
      expression of joy :-)


      On 28-Jan-09, at 12:17 PM, <suthren@...> wrote:

      > Critics of a re-enactment of the 1759 Plains of Abraham battle argue,
      > among other things, that it will be restaging a still bitter and
      > divisive event in Canadian history (ask a Highland Scot how he feels
      > about Culloden)whereas re-enactments of 1812 battles (at least in
      > Canada) are largely about 'positive' events for Canadian nationhoood:
      > English and French militia and fencible regiments help British
      > regulars and Warriors in successfully repelling an American invasion
      > and annexation attempt, and so on. So it's unlikely that objections
      > will be raised to War of 1812 re-enactment activity, for overtly
      > political reasons.
      >
      > Vic Suthren
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