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  • Easy for me to imagine Metallica leading the pre-battle hit parade that Thomas Ricks has posted to his Best Defense blog at the Foreign Policy magazine site.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • I was under the impression that we were discussing the role of IDF chaplains in operation Cast Lead and how their pre-battle talks to build morale may have affected the troops.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The battle mechs used by the company for security seem to have been airlifted in from The Matrix Revolutions, whilst a stirring pre-battle speech seems to have been cut-and-pasted in from the script for Braveheart.


  • To commemorate the pre-battle activities, I painted a few dismounted officers and posed them in a semi-circle around King Frederick, in a manner similar to the famous Menzel painting.

    The Parchwitz Address

  • Consider his King Henry V, a master of oratory, who delivered the most famous pre-battle speech in the English-language:

    Joseph Romm: Why Smart Talkers Lose Debates and How Obama Can Beat McCain Anyway

  • More writerly angsting ... will pre-battle scene work?

    Not going smiting...

  • This story includes — in addition to nude war-making — the pre-battle ritual of killing a child and eating its heart.

    Gen. Butt Naked, a terrifying nom de guerre.

  • If a movie like Braveheart was put into writing,minus the pre-battle monologues I think it would be something like this.


  • Throughout gameplay, when the user's party encounters a random enemy in the "world map", and the “pre-battle” transition screen appears, approximately 40 - 60% of the “pre-battle” transition screen appears black, and the remaining portion of the screen appears corrupted.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • That first day at Troy, each general is likely to have rallied his men with a pre-battle speech, which was already an ancient tradition.

    The Trojan War


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