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    Great story Kungfools

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    The Marines at Khe San.

    The Special Forces at Dak To.

    Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu.

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    Originally posted by poet
    What about the Battle of Balaclava or was that just over dramatized by Lord Alfred Tennyson?
    The Charge of the Light Brigade was immortalized, but it was really a collosal f*ck up. An officer pointed to the wrong hill to charge, and the Light Brigade rushed headlong into blistering artillery fire.

    The Scot Highlander Brigade were the big holdouts of the day. They held the line ferociously. It's where the phrase, "The Thin Red Line" originally came from (their redcoated uniforms).

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    The Marines at Khe San.

    The Special Forces at Dak To.

    Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu.



    Yep.....

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    Oh yeah, another one, the Knights of Malta holding out against the Ottoman Turks.

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    Warsaw ghetto uprising
    6 Day War
    Yom Kippur War
    Raid on Entebbe

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    Plevna Delay. Turks beating up on the Russians.

    News reporters wrote "...to find another instance of a corps being so rapidly destroyed as those the Russians used here, one has to go back to some of the frightful slaughters in the wars of the First French Empire." An official Russian report stated, "Turkish rifle fire was infernal on the flanks and center and seemed to in_crease greatly as our men neared the trenches." Thus ended the Second Battle of Plevna. Losses were reported to be 169 officers and 7,136 men. This represents 30 percent of the 26,000 that Gen. Krudner sent into battle.

    http://www.militaryrifles.com/Turkey...evnaDelay.html

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