Rommel inspecting Free Indian troops
February 01, 2012, 5:40am / 84
Anonymous asked: who's your favourite wartime president
Definitely don’t have a wartime president anon (maaaaaaybe Truman, but only on a really blase day when I don’t want to think about the reasons) but how about a man who would become president who caused a war? Because that man is this man:
Oh Teddy, how you were exactly what we all needed in a Washington insider. A bit mental, good with a gun and with a very awesome mustache. He wasn’t the president 10 days after the whole battleship Maine debacle (which, let’s all be honest, exploded because that’s what happens but we love a good scapegoat) but within four hours becoming the acting Secretary of the Navy he had us involved with a war. The will of a single man y’all, it changes the course of history.
Then he went down to Cuba forming the Rough Riders and led uphill charges on both Kettle and San Jaun. Now, I may not be militarily trained but I know a few things like:
Plus can we talk about how he would ride around New York City on horseback like a crazy bat out of hell? Or how about that time he got shot in the chest but decided his speech was more important than bleeding out?
My favorite president indeed.
February 01, 2012, 5:26am / 30
People of Western Europe: A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This landing is part of the concerted United Nations plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies…. I call upon those who love freedom to stand with us now. Together we shall achieve victory.
— Radio address by General Eisenhower, 6 June 1944
January 31, 2012, 5:04pm / 17