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  1. French prisoners camp: Langelsanza Woman and artillery:
  2. Boris

    Spanish or USA march

    Hello Bayern, the name of this class of march is "palillera" because of the drumsticks that hit the musician. Anyway is a very simple "palillera".
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    Musical art: "Caballo Viejo"

    The siege of Saragossa: Other version And the last.
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Hello Aldo, your "chapiri" ,that is the name of one of the legionarie cap, the most known, is from the period 1927-1931(without chinstrap): The answer is in the cap badge that is the only that have the crown in the middle, in the 1931 comes the II republic and the crown go out. Inteh civil war (1936) remains the same because on those times the "rebels" fight for the republic too, and afterwards has not be a real monarchy in Spain. About the litle badge that have the "rojigualda" flag and the falange simbol, i bougth one identical to a door to door salesman in 1996 and is an actual badge model.
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    All of My Heroes Are Dead

    You are right . And thanks to you Brian to be so kind as always. Regards
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    Musical art: "Caballo Viejo"

    Let's the sun  shining. Jesus superstar peter paul and mary
  7. "Caballo Viejo"= Old Horse.
  8. Boris

    Spanish or USA march

    To Bayern I don't think the USA marchs were based, I think are identical. The spanish ingineer march too in this better video (about minute 1:32). Here it likes american march is based in spanish one, but in the video of Galvez (minute 7:20) are identical. Extrange
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    All of My Heroes Are Dead

    Hello Brian, the old habit to have "heroes" is a very good habit if it's be born of tradition. I think was Orwell who writes in "1984": "Who domined the past control the future". The heroes are an important part of the past. Your past or my past. (I mean mainly the cultural past).
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    Cagayan versus Hollywood

    Portuguese didn't notice this batle as it likes... mmmm... So many words to ignore the truth. Anyway in 1580 with a dinastic union they pass to be part of Catholic Monarchy for some time but their way to make things was not the same that the spanish, Let speak to Arthur Conan Doyle about the portuguese one of the most ancient of english ally (he said too): "It was about the time when Oliver Cromwell was at his zenith—in 1652, to be pedantically accurate—that the Dutch made their first lodgment at the Cape of Good Hope. The Portuguese had been there before them, but, repelled by the evil weather, and lured forward by rumours of gold, they had passed the true seat of empire, and had voyaged farther, to settle along the eastern coast. But the Dutchmen at the Cape prospered and grew stronger in that robust climate. They did not penetrate far inland, for they were few in number, and all they wanted was to be found close at hand. But they built themselves houses, and they supplied the Dutch East India Company with food and water, gradually budding off little townlets, Wynberg, Stellenbosch, and pushing their settlements up the long slopes which lead to that great central plateau which extends for 1,500 miles from the edge of the Karoo to the Valley of the Zambesi." You can find this here, in teh begining of "Chapter I". The portuguese empire was a too spread out empire composed of coastal factories too weak to defend even for the Catholic Monarchy that always penetrate in lands they discover, by example in Perú, and when the pirates and corsairs come was trained in most of fights to defend the territory. The Portuguese empire could say that was a predator empire since the Catholic Monarchy was a generator empire, one example the first spanish university founded in America 1538 was the University of Santo domingo, here you have the list. And the first university in portuguese languaje was founded in 1912. Not by the portuguese as you can see. About the boers they go far to do nothing except get mad by the great spaces of Africa that never understood.
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    Cagayan versus Hollywood

    I was taken a view to the Cagayan Battle fight on 1582 in Philipines Islands (in this page don't say anything about the number of figthers that was 1000 japans (between pirates and (lots of ) samurais) and the spanish soldiers that were about 60 marine infantry and sailors. In proportion of 16,6/1, and any knows that with in proportion of 10/1 in any war-game the victory is automatic. You have to know too that the Spanish Monarchy use élite forces against the pirates (in atlantic too) as are now the green-berets or rangers USA. Then I came to this video, where the spaniards are ridiculed by a super-samurai that tears the a wrong spanish flag, this instead of this Thats appear too in some eeuu flags as Alabama or Florida. D'on't worry here we are in use to this kind of historical movies. That is all by now.
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    Spanish or USA march

    Hello Bayern, maybe. But in Carlos III's times Belgian not depend of Spain but was part of Holland Kingdom (Reino Unido de los Países Bajos), created by the french and that was divided by the english in Holland and Belgium (divide et impera) Afterwards anyway, the spanish tradition could survived in some points as this. But is not likely because this march d'ont belong to the Tercios Tradition, belong to the "Reales ordenazas of Carlos III" (1768).