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11th Nov '17 9:24:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy]] ''[[WhamLine for]]''
[[WhamLine General Cornwallis]].

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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy]] ''[[WhamLine for]]''
for]]'' [[WhamLine General Cornwallis]].
11th Nov '17 9:24:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy]] ''[[WhamLine for]]'' [[General Cornwallis]].

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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy]] ''[[WhamLine for]]'' [[General for]]''
[[WhamLine General
Cornwallis]].
23rd Sep '17 6:05:19 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In "The New Frontier" James gets a ''major'' one when he sees a mob of patriots in Philadelphia looking to prosecute suspected tories, starting with James Wilson of the Continental Congress who had barricaded himself in his home. When they announce their intent to have him tarred and feathered, James [[WhatTheHellHero]] immediately calls them out on their madness and denounces it as nothing more than an act of violence. Even when the mob leader threatens to have ''James'' tarred and feathered, he does not back down, and makes his point known to the entire city when the mob is defeated by the local militia.

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* In "The New Frontier" James gets a ''major'' one when he sees a mob of patriots in Philadelphia looking to prosecute suspected tories, starting with James Wilson of the Continental Congress who had barricaded himself in his home. When they announce their intent to have him tarred and feathered, James [[WhatTheHellHero]] [[WhatTheHellHero immediately calls them out on their madness and denounces it as nothing more than an act of violence.violence]]. Even when the mob leader threatens to have ''James'' tarred and feathered, he does not back down, and makes his point known to the entire city when the mob is defeated by the local militia.
23rd Sep '17 6:05:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy ''for'' General Cornwallis]].

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-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy ''for'' General spy]] ''[[WhamLine for]]'' [[General Cornwallis]].
23rd Sep '17 6:01:19 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Whoever decided to hire Walter Cronkite to do Creator/BenjaminFranklin and decided to open each episode ([[[EditedForSyndication the PBS airings, at least]]) with something very similar to Cronkite's famous role as anchorman of ''The CBS Evening News''.

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* Whoever decided to hire Walter Cronkite to do Creator/BenjaminFranklin and decided to open each episode ([[[EditedForSyndication ([[EditedForSyndication the PBS airings, at least]]) with something very similar to Cronkite's famous role as anchorman of ''The CBS Evening News''.
2nd Apr '17 12:21:18 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* The midnight ride of Sybil Ludington, who volunteers to rally the militia when the British attack and raze Danbury. Later, a group of tories attempt to capture her father, the leader of the militia. How does she stave them off? By having her entire family (Plus James) marching back and forth with their guns and ''broomsticks'' to make them believe an entire brigade is present.
31st Mar '17 9:02:28 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* Washington's charge on Trenton is practically ''the'' CMOA of the Revolution, and after crossing the treacherous Delaware River successfully captures the town virtually without loss, at a time when the Revolution seemed all but completely hopeless after the events on Long Island.
** One young private who befriended the main trio being the first to volunteer for another tour of service when Washington appeals to them to stay. Reasoning that he can't fight the war alone, every single other soldier steps forward to reenlist. This was after spending much of the episode thinking more about returning home after having lost faith in the cause, until finally being reminded what it is they are fighting for.
** In the same episode, Washington and his troops escape the intervening British force just in time to score yet another victory at nearby Princeton. In real-life, it was these two victories that would convince the Americans that the war was not yet lost.
-->'''Washington:''' It's a fine fox hunt now, my boys!
31st Mar '17 12:41:23 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* James Armistead is made of this, volunteering his services to the Americans with the permission of his master in spying on the British. He is first assigned to Benedict Arnold's entourage, and with his help the Americans under Lafayette's command almost capture the traitorous general. Not suspecting his involvement, Arnold assigns him to serve General Lord Cornwallis, which leads us to this exchange when James returns to Lafayette:
-->'''James:''' General Cornwallis knows I am a spy.
-->'''Lafayette:''' ''(Pauses)'' Then forgive me James, but how is it you are still alive?
-->'''James:''' [[WhamLine I am a spy ''for'' General Cornwallis]].
-->'''Lafayette:''' Cornwallis thinks you are working for him? James, you are brilliant! ''(Hugs him)''
** After the battle of Yorktown is won, James meets his two opposing commanders once again:
-->'''Lafayette:''' You ''will'' be free, James.
-->'''James:''' When I am, I shall be known as James Lafayette.
-->'''Cornwallis:''' ''(Walks in and sees James, completely baffled)'' You are with the Americans?
-->'''James:''' Yes sir. I ''am'' an American.
-->'''Cornwallis:''' ''(Sits down)'' I despise the colonies.
30th Mar '17 6:17:37 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In "The New Frontier" James gets a ''major'' one when he sees a mob of patriots in Philadelphia looking to prosecute suspected tories, starting with James Wilson of the Continental Congress who had barricaded himself in his home. When they announce their intent to have him tarred and feathered, James [[WhatTheHellHero]] immediately calls them out on their madness and denounces it as nothing more than an act of violence. Even when the mob leader threatens to have ''James'' tarred and feathered, he does not back down, and makes his point known to the entire city when the mob is defeated by the local militia.
** It serves as a major development in James' character as he had previously joined in a mob that had an innocent man tarred and feathered for his supposed disloyalty to the Americans, before learning what a truly cruel fate this is for a man to endure. Having learned to take a more objective view of the revolution thanks to the influence of Sarah and Dr. Franklin, James abandons the more radical views he sees from his countrymen.
30th Mar '17 6:01:13 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In "Allies at Last", Dr. Franklin successfully baits the French into reopening negotiations for an alliance with the Americans, by having personally met with a member of the British secret service who were hoping to convince him to switch allegiance to the British. Once Franklin has gotten the information he desires, he lets it get out to the French, who were reluctant to commit to war for fear of offending the Spanish crown, a distant relative of the French monarch. Fearful of the possibility of an American pact with the British that could undermine their dwindling power in North America, the French finally pursue a full alliance with the Americans.
** Franklin further demonstrates his savviness by smoking out a pair of English spies on the embassy grounds hoping to spy on Franklin's meeting with the British by sending a decoy ahead of his messenger.
** Also this exchange when Comte De Vergennes voices the aforementioned objections to a military alliance:
-->'''Franklin:''' I've been a patient man, and I don't wish to be rude, but given the circumstances....
-->'''Vergennes:''' At least stay and finish your pastries!
-->'''Franklin:''' I'm sorry, but now I'm in the mood for some ''English'' tea. Au revoir.
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