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The Alamo and Thermopylae: a Comparison in History

In honor the 181st Anniversary the fall of the Alamo I’ll reblogging this comparison of heroic last stands.

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Me standing in front of the Alamo Church Me standing in front of the Alamo Church

What I like about history is not just what happened but also what caused it to happen, what happened because of it and were there anything else that happened that was like it throughout history. Also when I visit historical locations I try to visualize and feel what happened there and how it looks today compared to how it did when the event took place. I am hopeful that you can see history this way in my posts.

The trail to the top of the mound where the 300 Spartans are buried The trail to the top of the mound where the 300 Spartans are buried

The 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the 480 BC Battle of Thermopylae are two events that have been linked throughout history. Thermopylae has been called the “Alamo of Greece”, even though it took place 2,316 years prior to the events at the Alamo. One of the first inscriptions to the Alamo on…

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