The World Turned Upside Down

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February 9, 2012
Antiwar.com
by Philip Giraldi  
Posted in Commentary

"When the British Army of Lord Cornwallis boarded its ships to depart from Yorktown after being defeated by the Continental Army and the French under the command of General George Washington, a regimental band supposedly played an old ballad called 'The World Turned Upside Down.' The music was intended to convey that the established order had been inverted by the American victory, with the king of England’s writ soon to be replaced by a union of states that eventually evolved into a constitutional republic." (02/09/12)

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