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For the time being, the last in our series of articles on the gates of Old Jerusalem.

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Tango0105 Aug 2023 8:45 p.m. PST

Of possible Interest?

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42flanker06 Aug 2023 10:46 a.m. PST

"With the cavalry officer almost everything depends on the clearness of his coup-d'ceil, and the felicity with which he seizes the happy moment of action, and, when once action is determined //upon, the rapidity with which his intentions are carried into effect. There is httle time for thought, none for hesitation; and, once the movement is commenced, its successful accomplishment is the only thought allowed to pass through the mind of the commander."

Preface (pp. v-vi)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2023 12:03 p.m. PST

Great find

Poor David Hemmings has changed a lot since he rode down that hill waving his message. He could not get into that Dolman now, for sure!

Tango0107 Aug 2023 3:23 p.m. PST

Happy you like it my good friend…


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2023 5:52 p.m. PST

Very interesting. Loved that movie which is shown far too little for my tastes.

42flanker08 Aug 2023 11:15 a.m. PST

The dashing David Hemmings won't be fitting into any uniform for the present. He charged the great battery in the sky back in 2003

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2023 1:55 p.m. PST

I had no idea. I last saw him in Gladiator and was shocked. Even more so when I now realise he was only 62 when he died due to an MI

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