Sunday, January 21, 2007

Band of Brothers - 5k Jingle Jog

FOB Iskan 1-501st Christmas Day 2005, 5k Jingle Jog Christmas Day 2006

Henry V at the battle of Agincourt in northern France
25 October 1415 The Hundred Years War.

His army as been reduced to a small band of tired and weary men; many of them are wounded. They are out numbered five to one. But Henry rallies his troops to his side when he reminds them that they are not mercenaries, but a "band of brothers.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother...
And gentlemen in England, now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here;
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speak
That fought with us.

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