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'Yankee Doodle’ - Originally sung by the British to mock colonials. ‘Doodle’ meant fool, simpleton; ‘dandy’ referred to men with affected manners, dress, hairstyle. Also portrayed idea that country bumpkin colonials would stick feathers in their coonskin caps & think they were as important & fashionable as the British. ‘Yankee Doodle’ HELPED colonials; America’s army of under-equipped, under-clothed and rarely paid ragtag farmers would go on to defeat the largest, most powerful world army.

Yankee Doodle ( American Patriotic Song ) The "yankee" was the New Englanders. Richard Shuckburgh wrote the tune. The British used the tune to insult Americans before the Revolutionary War.

Portrait of Charles Cornwallis, commander of British troops at the 1781 siege of Yorktown, by Daniel Gardner, 1780s.

Portrait of Charles Cornwallis, commander of British troops at the 1781 siege of Yorktown, by Daniel Gardner, American Revolutionary War

Continental Army uniform coat worn by Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr. of the 3rd Regiment of the New York Continental Line. He wore this coat during his command of Fort Stanwix, New York, in 1777.

Continental Army uniform coat worn by Colonel Peter Gansevoort Jr. of the Regiment of the New York Continental Line. He wore this coat during his command of Fort Stanwix, New York, in

Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) - Portrait of Colonel Alexander Campbell of Possil, who entered the army as an Ensign in the 42nd Regiment in April 1769, & obtained a Lieutenancy in the 2nd Battalion Royals the following year in Minorca. He moved to the 62nd regiment later that year in Ireland, & went with the regiment to Canada, where, as a captain of Light Infantry under General Carleton, he fought in the campaigns of 1776 & 1777 with General Burgoyne in the American War of Independence.

Portrait miniature of Colonel Francis Skelly Tidy, CB wearing scarlet coatee with silver buttons in pairs and silver lace epaulettes, the Waterloo medal pinned to his breast

General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet (1754-1833) was a British soldier & politician. He is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American Revolutionary War. He became the focal point of a propaganda campaign claiming that he had fired upon surrendering Continental Army troops at the Battle of Waxhaws. In a publication The Green Dragoon: The Lives of Banastre Tarleton & Mary Robinson by Robert D. Bass (published in 1952) he was given the nickname "Bloody…

Banastre Tarleton - a young picture of a British Soldier who gave General Corwallis nightmares and they were on the same side. Never were the American's so glad as to see the end of this ruthless British officer of the American Revolution

HALO, Pelican Dropship/Gunship

dropship with recording equipment under the Pelican's nose. NOTE- new account [link] -NOTE i will remove all my pics into my new account pelican dropship

Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, conduct slingload operations with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, at Landing Zone Ranger, JBER-Richardson, September 20, 2012.

Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, conduct slingload operations with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, at Landing Zone Ranger, JBER-Richardson, September 20, 2012.

Military men

The British Foot Guards (from Tim Reese’s CD Rom of 116 illustrations of British and American Regiments from the Revolutionary War.

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