Jun 16, 2012

War of 1812 bicentennial: USA shrugs as Canada goes all out

(USA Today) When the first big battle of the War of 1812 is re-enacted this fall, the U.S. 1st Artillery regiment will mount an ear-splitting barrage. The Yanks will point their cannons at British redcoats across the Niagara River in Canada. They will wear blue. They will curse King George. Unlike 200 years ago, they will all be Canadians.
Many Americans aren't that into the War of 1812 — not like Canadians, anyway — so the latter often play the former in re-enactments along the international border here. Continued