Age of Innocence – 1965, Motorway Speed Limits, Woodbine Cigarettes and Exams

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1965 was the hundredth anniversary of the end of the American Civil War and to celebrate appropriately the United States started a new one in Vietnam.   American troops had been there for some time of course but on March 2nd, following an attack on a United States Marine barracks, Operation Flaming Dart and Operation Rolling Thunder commenced and the war was official.

An estimated six hundred and twenty thousand soldiers died in the American Civil War and one million one hundred thousand in Vietnam.

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5 responses to “Age of Innocence – 1965, Motorway Speed Limits, Woodbine Cigarettes and Exams

  1. Certainly not one of our better moments (either war).

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  2. We celebrate the anniversary of one war only to make another and another and another. Where will it ever stop?

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  3. I am fascinated at how generation after generation of little kids love to play mock battles. No judgement here, let me be clear. I am simply curious at where it comes from. Must be from millions of years back, to be so consistently present in kids all over the world.

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