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Art of War - 5/4/2009 12:15:32 PM   
Joe D.


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I caught the Art of War on the HC last night and except for a few miscues -- confusing a PIAT w/a bazooka -- I thought it was an entertaining and informative presentation.

However, Rbt E Lee was unfairly criticized at Gettysburg for not sending cavalry to scout ahead of his forces.

JEB Stuart was assigned that task, but instead he was out glory-hunting and arrived back too late to be of any benefit to Lee's intel assessment of what he was up against.

That said, Lee's ambiguous orders to Buell to take the high ground and lee's refusal to take Longstreet's advice to abandon the field and head to DC was on target.



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RE: Art of War - 5/4/2009 3:15:31 PM   
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I was surprised and delighted to find this on the HC last night. This is the kind of programming that the HC has gotten away from to their detriment imo. Yeah they were fairly harsh on Lee but he was ultimately responsible. I hope they start showing more actual history from now on. If I see any more new Axe Men/Ice Road Trucker /Monster Quest type shows pop up I will go nuts.

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RE: Art of War - 5/4/2009 5:48:05 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Arinvald

I was surprised and delighted to find this on the HC last night. This is the kind of programming that the HC has gotten away from to their detriment imo ...


One could almost wish for a series where every major battle in history was examined in light of the principles of the AoW, but it might prove too ambitious a project.


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RE: Art of War - 5/4/2009 10:44:44 PM   
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Yeah that would be great!

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