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Postby Slade » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:22 pm

And, of course, it stars an old friend our ours:

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Since The X-Files ended, Gillian Anderson has tried to move as far away as possible from her fame as Dana Scully, the skeptical FBI agent assigned to investigate the paranormal.

In PBS's Bleak House, she's probably completely succeeded.

As the beautiful but tragic Lady Dedlock in this six-part Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' greatest novels, only Anderson's face is a reminder of Scully.

The American actress, exquisitely dressed and coiffed in high-Victorian style, her voice faultlessly English, exudes restrained grief in her role, which is pivotal to the novel's complex plot - a typical Dickens assault on the inequity of mid-19th century British society and the cruelty of its distorted and protracted legal system.
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Postby PohlSE » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:06 am

I haven't watched the series but I have found it interesting that the French and Indian War is the true forgotten war of American history. Without that one event (if you can categorize a war as an event) the entire history of the New World goes down the tubes. That war was the dress rehearsal for the Revolution...


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Postby Slade » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:51 am

PoulSE,

...or the Revolution was the postscript to the French and Indian War.

From an American point of view, the Revolution was the main event. But from an international point of view, England and France had always been at each other's throat:

The Norman Conquest of 1066.
The wars of Henry II of England and Philip II of France
The Stephen and Matilda conflict.
The Hundred Years War (1337–1453)
Parts of the Italian Wars (1511–1559).
The War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697).
The War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713).
The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748).
The Seven Years' War (1756–1763).
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).
The French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars (1792–1815).

It all came to a head on June 18, 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo.

http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/ ... e-1815.htm

In North America, it all came to a head on September 13, 1759, at the Battle of Quebec (the Plains of Abraham).

http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-quebec.htm

One could argue reasonably that the American Revolution was merely fallout from the French and Indian War.

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Postby steelclaw32 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:26 am

Slade many thanks for those links...

It brought me back to school, when my history master voice was moved when retelling our "glorious" History.

God were we blood thirsty!, and Irony of ironies we, more or less, got their butts out of BOTH World Wars wars, and we still " love" each other!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Slade » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:49 am

Steelclaw,

Personally, I think America "won" both World Wars, and saved Britain's bacon in both instances. The Pacific War is fascinating to me because in so many ways it was fought by the United States along the lines of the 18th and 19th century British Empire wars. Lots of naval hammering and storming the shores.

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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:49 pm

The Card Player,

Kamakaze is indeed another Slade book - it's the one he's working on as we speak. It's a sequel of sorts to the current Slade book Swastika.

Whereas Swastika deals with events that happened in Europe during WWII, Kamakaze will deal with events surrounding the conflict during WWII in the Pacific Realm.
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Postby The Card Player » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:05 am

Thanks for the info. More Slade is good. More....we need more...
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