What Happens in April (Not April Showers)

200px-Bombardment_of_Fort_Sumter,_1861Depiction of Fort Sumter during the bombardment
Historic dates are interesting and maybe important too! On this day in 1861 the American Civil War began when the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter. The fort surrendered the following day after enduring a continuous heavy bombardment. The Confederacy finally succumbed to the Federal Troops when General Robert E Lee surrendered to General Ulysses Grant on 9th April 1865. The surrender took place at the Appomattox Court House. At the same time eighty years later, on the 12th April 1945 Hitler was cowering in his Berlin bunker as the Russian Army encircled the German Capitol city. Eighteen days later this madman that wrought six years of violent conflict on the world would be  dead.  Rather than facing his guilt of causing the suffering of a world at war he cowardly committed suicide in his bunker.
Now today we have another madman sabre rattling in North Korea and threatening the world with a nuclear war. Will we ever learn from our violent past???or will there always be another and another crazy dictator rising to power with visions of world domination???
God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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