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Will Fly Origins: Hector the Hero (39) RE: Origins: Hector the Hero 08 Jan 19


Thanks for ressurecting that one, Rob - it's one of my favourite tunes by one of my favourite composers.

MacDOnald was known as "Fighting Mac" by his soldiers, and was incredibly popular with them, having risen through the ranks and becoming a very gallant and intelligent soldier. Unfortunately, it was that lowly beginning that rankled with the snobbish military high-ups, and there seems little doubt that, whatever his sexual proclivities, he was doubly condemned by the military hierarchy and the powers that were.

I'm told that the label on the Camp Coffee jar - an Indian servant standing by a seated army officer - is a portrait of Fighting Mac...


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