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"Terrorism" . . .
"Terrorism" refers to the use of military force against civilians in an attempt to coerce an enemy into submission. Its principal impact is psychological. Its objective is to reduce an enemy's will to fight by undermining the morale of its citizens. Here are some of history's notable attempts at terrorism:
The British Burn Washington, 1814
"...they proceeded, without a moment's delay, to burn and destroy everything in the most distant degree connected with government." A British soldier describes the sack of Washington, DC.
The Tokyo Fire Raids, 1945
"Hell could be no hotter." In March 1945 The U.S. began an air campaign designed to obliterate the Japanese cities with fire. The first target was Tokyo and the results more devastating than the later atomic bomb attacks. Join an eyewitness on the ground.
Nathan Hale Executed, 1776
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"
In America's War for Independence, the British execute an American officer as a spy during the battle for New York City.
Lawrence of Arabia, 1918
"Take no prisoners!" The British hero of the campaign in the desert during World War I leads an attack on a Turkish column.
"Character is much easier kept than recovered " Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
The first wave attacks
the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.