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Online kathyp

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fellow history nuts
« on: December 29, 2006, 09:22:32 PM »
i don't know how many of your are history nuts.  i am.  so much of history is written and re-written until we are left more with the opinions of the writers, than the actual facts.  senator joe biden is trying to get a large cache of ww2 docs from germany released.  i can't wait!  i'm not a big fan of old joe, but i am all behind him on this!  what can give us a more accurate look at that time than the documents from the time.

there is another web site that is translating the iraq documents.  it's pretty interesting.  you can get lost in the links, but if you have time, some of the info is very interesting.  http://iraqdocs.blogspot.com/

history isn't always what we think it is.  how great to be able to read the orders, thoughts, and actions, of the actual people involved!
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Re: fellow history nuts
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 08:29:00 PM »
History is written by the winners.  If it were written by the losers we would be aware of a lot more despots the like of Hitler and Saddem Hussein than we are.
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Re: fellow history nuts
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 10:24:58 PM »
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History is written by the winners

that's the truth!  i wasn't just talking about war history though.  my son took us history in college.  i was thumbing through one of his books and began to wonder just what country the book had been written about?  another couple of generations and our history (as written by the history profs) will look much different than the one we learned.

thus the importance of documents :-)
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

George Orwell  "1984"

 

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