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A little guide on sharing links:

1)
When you share links you might be inadvertently supporting someone or something you do not support.

When you have a "?" in a link towards the end, it usually is followed by a term and an "=" sign with some value after the equals sign.

This is how variables are passed to the website.
The questionmark is an operator that tells the website that whatever follows is either a variable with its value OR it calls a method on the website server.

Addendum:
I read about Craufurd on this interesting answer on Quora:
qr.ae/pNK2LT
Most information is taken from there.

16.
Trump has done things already that most people considered impossible, until he just went and did it.

I like how @ThomasWic puts it:
Trust Trump, everything will be alright.

15.
Now, what Robert Craufurd had achieved, was considered impossible by ALL THE EXPERTS of his time.

Yet he knew that with the new Baker rifle he could outwit almost any opposing units.

In the same sense most people think what Trump could accomplish accomplish is simply impossible.

Their mistake is the same as all the Generals of Craufurds day: Their "normalcy bias" prevents them from thinking that it is possible that Trump could change everything.

14.
The Light Division deserves its ‘elite’ accolade not just for their sterling performance as skirmishers and line infantry, but also for restoring the reputation of light infantry worldwide as a dangerous fighting force. They survived the Napoleonic Wars with their manpower and reputation intact, and remain a respected unit of the British Army to this day.

13.
Returning to Spain under Wellington’s command, the Light Division performed a number of military feats, including a 68km forced march in 26 hours to reinforce the army at Talavera. But the most remarkable was at a Fuentes de Onoro.

Surrounded by French cavalry, infantry, skirmishers, and cannon, the Light Division managed to retreat in good order by constantly changing formation from line to square, something considered impossible at the time.

12.
At Corunna, the rifleman Thomas Plunket achieved a feat of marksmanship by shooting a French General at a range of 200–600 metres, reloading, and then shooting the trumpet-major who came to help him.

Given that the effective range of a normal musket was a mere 50 metres, this second shot demonstrated that the first shot was no matter of luck, and sent the whole French attack into panic and disarray. One rifleman broke the attack of thousands with two shots!

10.
“No man but General Craufurd could have saved the brigade from perishing altogether; and if he flogged two, he saved hundreds from death by his management …

“He seemed an iron man; nothing daunted him – nothing turned him from his purpose. War was his very element and toil and danger seemed to call forth only an increasing determination to surmount them …

“I shall never forget Craufurd if I live for a hundred years I think. He was in everything a soldier.”

9.
They had to retreat all the way to Corunna pursued by Napoleon’s main army with its “sword tip to their kidneys.” Discipline collapsed, with only the Light Division in the rearguard able to remain at full effectiveness. The memoir of Rifleman Harris is revealing:

8.
The Light Division’s first test would come in the Peninsular War.

A British expeditionary force under Sir John Moore had been sent to assist Spain, but Napoleon advanced quicker than expected and effectively crushed all organised Spanish resistance within weeks, leaving the expedition stranded north of Madrid.

7.
But the Light Division was different. They were a British unit equipped with a radical new weapon, the Baker rifle, which could shoot further and more accurately than the muskets used by everyone else in Europe. They were trained and led by that mad Scottish genius, Robert Craufurd, an aggressive commander and strict disciplinarian.

6.
Alexander’s phalanxes kicked the Persian light infantry’s backsides all the way from Istanbul to India, Romans crushed light infantry all over Europe, European knights murdered light infantry for sport, Landsknecht and Reislaufer marched straight over light infantry for a few centuries…

5.
Light infantry had been useless in pitched battles throughout history. They can’t hold a strong-points against heavy infantry, they can’t hold position against any kind of charging cavalry, and they can’t storm fortifications. They’re best used outside of battle for harassment and scouting and foraging, but unless the terrain is extremely rough, light cavalry serve those functions far better.

4.
Something unusual happened as a result of Napoleon’s innovations. A rare phenomenon emerged on the field of battle: an elite unit of light infantry.

3.
During the Napoleonic period, and the wars of that time, Napoleon changed the nature of war in two ways that eroded the effectiveness of elite units. First he utilized mass conscription to its full extent, flooding the battlefields of Europe with millions of levies. And second, he mass produced cannon, using them in concentrated batteries that could pound any sector of the battlefield into a lunar landscape.

2. I dont know about you, but there seems to be an almost eerie resemblance to Trump in his face.

Anyways: You might wonder why he reminds me of DJT, besides the seeming resemblance.

Lets take a little stroll along history lane.

1. There is one historical figure that Trump reminds me of:
Major General Robert “Black Bob” Craufurd.

Born on the 5. May, 1764, he was known as a man of "a severe look and a scowling eye."
This is his portrait:

THIS video right here proves to me @ThomasWic theory of unmarked professionals who mingle in the protests....
Amazing!
This rioter found an AR-15 in a smashed up police car, and gets it immediately pulled from him by a guy with an AR 15 and a pulled pistol...
twitter.com/206Lynch/status/12

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