nighttime bombings of the green landscape. this comes from captain john thornton, a u.s. army helicopter pilot, who on april 19, 1951 witness a nighttime attack. he was a prisoner war. " suddenly, as if on cue, the nearby hills were brilliantly illuminated by flares from the night bombing. the cast spooky shadows and dancing forms across the rugged terrain. then, like mythical griffins, flying above the flares, hidden men and fire machines and rockets. tumbling napalm canisters fell from the planes like loose parts. splattering across the ground, they lit up the hills with an even greater intensity. the attacking fighters were met by tracer rounds sparking sideways from an aircraft that groped like targets and i. as the dying flares diminished on the parachutes and flickered out, the beleaguered mountains retreated momentarily into the safety of darkness. their existence revealed only by the open wounds burning on their slopes." yes, michael? michael: were they able to recycle the shells? or was it just waste at this point that they had left over? lisa: good question. they wer
august 1835, set off by the actions of an 18-year-old , ave owned by anna thornton respected socialite. the slave was tried by francis scott key, famous for writing the lyrics to the star-spangled banner. he defended slavery and sought capital punishment. magers &quinn booksellers hosted this event in 2012. it is about 50 minutes.
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