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The Walrus Anyone watching My Son Jack? (111* d) RE: Anyone watching My Son Jack? 14 Nov 07

"...'I'm sorry to disappoint you, but, at the time, the American Civil War was a minor conflict'

'We had twenty Waterloos........'

Shelby Foote ...

In the 20 odd years of the Taiping Rebellion (1851-64), the casualty list reached 20 - 30 Million as a direct result of Warfare and the resulting famines (At the Third Battle of Nanking in 1864, more than 100,000 were killed in three days*) but how many people know much (if anything) of that war?
Incedentally, it was this conflict which brought Charles ('Chinese') Gordon (Gordon of Khartoum) to the fore.

"...twenty Waterloos..."


* By two armies which had firearms (probably not of the latest pattern), but very little artillery.

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