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  1. Hello oamotme I having take a view to internet information and the Universal "Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Hispano-americana y europea" , there is not any information about spanish-abyssinian relactions in the XIX century, and the Cruz Roja Española have not any list of celebrities that have any decoration (in special so old). But I found a direction you can ask: The spanish embassy in Etiophia: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Documents/FichasPais/Etiopia_FICHA PAIS.pdf Embajador: D. Borja Montesino Martínez del Cerro Cancillería: Botswana Street, P.O. Box 2312. Teléfono: +251 0122 25 44 11 123 00 83/ 0929 136 159 / 0929 136 161 Teléfono de emergencias consulares: + 251 911 219 403. Fax: +251 0 11 122 25 41. Correo Electrónico (mail): emb.addisabeba@maec.es They surely know some english. ¡Suerte!
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Hello Aldo, a very good collection, even you have a "carlista" beret. I have been studing the carlismo, and it have a very interesting history, much more than the "falange". Thanks for the link is very interesting.
  3. French prisoners camp: Langelsanza Woman and artillery:
  4. French prisoners camp: Langelsanza
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    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
  9. Boris

    Musical art: "Caballo Viejo"

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