Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/27

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Subject: [Leica] Lumix GF-1 ISO comparison to Canon G9 and Leica M8
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:38:51 -0500

> I just checked this book out on Amazon, Mark, and thanks for the pointer. I
> discovered in reading the quoted reviews that Washington crossed the 
> Delaware
> in order to attack the Hessian garrison in Trenton, which he defeated,
> capturing a lot of Hessian mercenaries. Among the Hessians was a regiment
> commanded by Colonel Johann Rall.
> I hadn't known all this, but it got my attention. My family's oral history
> maintains that our first Ritter ancestor to come over from Germany to the 
> New
> World was a Georg Ritter, who was...a Hessian mercenary soldier who fought 
> for
> the English in the Revolutionary War...under the command of a "Colonel
> Roll"...and was taken prisoner by Washington! Released after the war, he
> decided he wasn't about to go back to Germany only to resume fighting for 
> some
> duke. He stayed in the New World, settling in Bucks County, PA, where my
> ancestors all lived until my father moved west (Wisconsin) in 1952. All of 
> a
> sudden the family legend looks actually credible.
> I'm going to have to look into this!
> ?howard

History is great this was the first history book I'd read in more than a
decade but I'm into story telling and from that point of view its hard to
beat a true story and this fella knows how to make history read like a seat
of your pants thriller and not at the expense of good documentation.
Its great to feel like you have the inside track on the really true story on
something. Expectedly when its such a critical thing.
We didn't have a chance against the Brits in the Revolutionary War.
Not a chance.
That fact that we came out on top in the end is nothing short of biblical.
Like the seas rising ten miles up in the air for Moses to part through.

I hear there's a civil war writer who writes like Hacket.

A slight simplification but in 1776 we were fighting the Germans.
Their first Stronghold was Staten Island.
They were told if we took them prisoner we'd kill them.

Mark William Rabiner

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