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franklin-bifocals-60 Monday, March 10, 2008

Alexander Graham Bell old style phone
[1876 - Alexander Graham Bell's first successful experiment with the telephone]

Actor Barry Fitzgerald
[1888 - Barry Fitzgerald (William Joseph Shields), Academy Award-winning actor, born in Dublin, Ireland]

Bix Beiderbecke with his horn
[1903 - Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornet player, born in Davenport, Iowa]

Tokyo firebombing - aerial view of destruction
Tokyo firebombing - close up with charred corpses
[1945 - Firebombing of Tokyo, U.S. warplanes drop 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Tokyo,
16 square miles incinerated, and 80,000 to 130,000 Japanese civilians killed]

My Lai victims My Lai child victim
[1970 - US Army captain charged with My Lai, Vietnam, war crimes]

Winning The Peace

General Hannibal

Perhaps the current leadership could learn from the Carthaginian Barca,
who is quoted in Livy's History at XXII, 51, as follows:
"You know how to win a victory, Hannibal, but not how to use it."

Warrior with Spear

William's Whimsical Words:

There be not many Carthaginians about these days.

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