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One of the great Frontier Partisans epics of all time will roll across our screens next month. Uthred unsheaths Serpent’s Breath for the final time in Seven Kings Must Die, a movie that will tie up the saga of The Last Kingdom. This tale, based on a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell, is as FP as it gets. The protagonist is a Saxon, Uhtred, captured as a youth and raised as a Dane. He’s the Man of the Middle Ground, King Alfred’s Man Who Knows Indians. It has been a beloved saga in the hall of Clan Cornelius, and we shall gather around the fire on April 14 for its final chapter.
Greg Dombrowski of Secession Studios has created another set of music that will become a staple for my as background for keyboard bashing and the FP Biathlon.
Our friend Hawken Horse has delivered fine, stripped-down version of the theme song from Jeremiah Johnson. It’s my favorite take on a song that has followed me for 50 years.
Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder
Where the fair wind blows…
This just dropped:
This well-done American Experience doco is available again…
David Wrolson says
BTW-My copy of “Field of Corpses” about the St. Clair Massacre arrived yesterday. I think this is one of 2 new books on the topic-the other is “War Along the Wabash” which is coming out soon.
You will love the author’s bio (Gaff) for “Fields of Corpses.” Made me think of you.
>>>”Alan D. Gaff received a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University in 1979 and a master’s degree in American history from Ball State University in 1980. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, he retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009 after nearly thirty years of service. Since 1984, Mr. Gaff has been President of Historical Investigations a research firm specializing in history, archaeology, and environmental research. Successful and respected authorities on American military history, Alan and his wife Maureen have authored and edited eleven books. On Many a Bloody Field was a selection of the History Book Club and a University Press National Bestseller. If This Is War and Our Boys: A Civil War Photograph Album won awards of merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Blood in the Argonne: The “Lost Battalion” of World War I was a finalist for the Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation. Gaff and his son Donald have recently edited four books, George Kimball’s A Corporal’s Story, Charles Curtis’ Ordered West, two unique Civil War narratives, Damon Runyon’s Amid the Ruins, and James Freaner’s From the Halls of the Montezumas. In March of 2018 Alan was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from Lourdes University.”<<<<
Wow. Going to have to get “Field,” even if its outside the black for my current work.
History at the Ok Corral has a piece on the Battle of Wolf’s Creek between the Cheyenne and Kiowa
They are doing a lot of shows about intertribal warfare which gets over looked for a lot of reasons.
lane batot says
I’m on Season 4 of “The Last Kingdom”, so, yeah, I’ll hope to be able to get a copy of this newest installment when it comes out(?) on DVD. Fantastic series, indeed!…..Speaking of DVDs, inspired by the above post, I pulled out my old DVD copy of The American Experience episode “Geronimo and the Apache Resistance” and re-watched it. I agree it’s worthwhile, but certain things are kinda glossed over–which I can accept seeing as how SO MUCH regarding Geronimo and the Apaches was negatively exaggerated beyond reality for many of the depictions of them. That pendulum needing to swing the other way a bit, you know, to balance things out. Although my preference is always for a “warts-and-all” kinda depiction of things! Sad re-watching it, and realizing the documentary first aired in 1988!!!!!! Damn! I’d forgotten it was that old! And sadly, most of those old timers they interviewed have likely traveled the ghost road by now(sigh)……Glad they recorded their thoughts for posterity!