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Thread #58447   Message #926456
Posted By: Troll
04-Apr-03 - 08:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Subject: RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Rapaire, it happens all the time. It happened in our Revolution and Civil War with brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor. Political and/or religious beliefs can be stronger than blood ties in the heat of battle.
Sad, but true. Some of the bloodiest wars in Europe were fought between menbers of the same family in a quest for power. Witness Henry II of England etc. whose wife, Eleanor of Aquitane,and their three sons, Richard, Geofrey, and John, fought to overthrow him.
And the beat goes on....