Thursday, 19 May 2011
Shot Heard Around the World Episode 4 Part 2 - 2 Cents History Marc Edelheit
This is the fifth show in a five part series with probably one more to come. Don't ask.
The story has reached the battle of Concord which is dealt with in some level of detail. This isn't a podcast for dropping into, you need to listen to the whole series one by one in order to follow what is going on. What is going on is the the almost minute by minute comings and goings of the forces on both sides of a conflict that probably never needed to have taken place and which even by the time of this battle was a bit half hearted as wars generally go.
My main thought was that of course we know what happened. To the people at the time if must have been highly unpredictable what the outcome was and the opponents of the day might well have been friends a short while later.
Sadly, this was not to be. But it does make a good story.