The “invincible” (sound familiar) British army was sent running, never to return.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated BIG in Boston and throughout New England. Parades last for hours with unimaginable numbers of bag pipers and Irish dancers – and politicians! Not to mention the limitless flows of green beer and Irish whiskey being imbibed. One can only imagine if people realized the importance of the date in Boston history how much more raucous the whole event might be. I’ll certainly have a shot and a toast to George Washington and Boston’s patriots on their victory today.
At this point in 1776 Thomas Paine’s Common Sense had just been published and these immortal words with such applicability to Ukraine today, had yet to be penned:
We like Ukrainians because they fight so hard with so little – and win! We love them because they are so much like us with their love of country, their families, and their liberty.
It is sobering to note that while we celebrate the defeat of the British in Boston we have to note that the war was just getting started. It would be another five years of hard fought battles in the colonies until Yorktown and another two years before the war was finally over. American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia
The biggest source of angst in Ukraine is not whether Ukraine will win. Rather it is the question of when. How much longer will it last? We hear it repeated over and over in our new film Back to Bucha.
If America’s Revolution is any indication, it could be a while.