Thursday, February 07, 2008

HMS Belfast: 11,000 tons of WWII fury...

Morred on the Thames in London is this naval time capsule - a warship from the "last great war."
History is prelude. All of us grew up hearing the old war stories. Valour, courage, sacrifice, service and honour, etc. Sadly, though, like grandma always said: "The devil never rests."
We all know what happened on September 11, 2001. Does everyone know what happened on September 11, 1683?
"Vienna, as we saw, was almost taken and only saved by the Christian army under the command of the King of Poland on a date that ought to be among the most famous in history - September 11, 1683."
The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc, 1938, page 71.


Anonymous said...

I am curious about your thoughts on the Crusades? Al

John Paul Sonnen said...

The crusades were glorious. If you want to know the truth, then get a copy of the booklet entitled "The Crusades" by Jonathan Riley-Smith published by the Catholic Truth Society (CTS Code: H 503).

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the Crusades with the exception of the Fourth Crusade.
If you have time, look for Thomas F. Madden's book entitled "A Concise History of the Crusades".

Deus vult! Al