History Main / RememberTheAlamo

13th Oct '17 11:17:27 AM CosmicFerret
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* In FanFic/AThinVeneer, the OddNameOut among the Gorn ships is the ''GCF Fires of Regulus'', named after the incident that brought the [[StarTrek Federation, Klingons and Gorn]] into the [[BabylonFive Earth-Minbari War]]. A group of Minbari destroyed the Federation's colony of Regulus, killing over twenty-five million sentients, including one of the leaders of the Gorn.

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* In FanFic/AThinVeneer, the OddNameOut among the Gorn ships is the ''GCF Fires of Regulus'', named after the incident that brought the [[StarTrek Federation, Klingons and Gorn]] into the [[BabylonFive [[Series/BabylonFive Earth-Minbari War]]. A group of Minbari destroyed the Federation's colony of Regulus, killing over twenty-five million sentients, including one of the leaders of the Gorn.
5th Oct '17 12:13:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Perhaps a DiscreditedTrope in works set in the present day or near future. Subtrope of ShockingDefeatLegacy.

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Perhaps a DiscreditedTrope in works set in the present day or near future. Subtrope of ShockingDefeatLegacy.
5th Oct '17 12:12:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway (well, actually Texas in 1836) roughly two hundred colonialists stood their ground against an entire army (the Mexican one, that is) and did so for almost two straight weeks. William Travis, James Bowie, and [[Film/TheAlamo Billy Bob Thorton]][[note]] (actually, UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett)[[/note]] were the three men who orchestrated their defense against the ensuing onslaught of Santa Anna and his men, and since then The Alamo has been a nationally revered moment of American bravery for the entire country, but mostly [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]].

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ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway (well, actually Texas in 1836) roughly two hundred colonialists stood their ground against an entire army (the Mexican one, that is) and did so for almost two straight weeks. William Travis, James Bowie, and [[Film/TheAlamo Billy Bob Thorton]][[note]] (actually, UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett)[[/note]] UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett were the three men who orchestrated their defense against the ensuing onslaught of Santa Anna and his men, and since then The Alamo has been a nationally revered moment of American bravery for the entire country, but mostly [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]].
26th Sep '17 10:20:08 PM Random888
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* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Gift", [=McKay=] grouses about the likelihood that they will survive TheSiege by saying, "What was that we were supposed to all remember? Something important. Oh, yes, that's right -- the Alamo!"

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* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Gift", [=McKay=] grouses about the likelihood that they will survive TheSiege by saying, "What was that we were supposed to all remember? Something important. Oh, yes, that's right -- the Alamo!"Alamo!" The trope is being played with here, since [=McKay=] is reappropriating the original battle cry as a cautionary warning about the implausibility of surviving an overwhelming siege.
26th Sep '17 12:03:03 PM Random888
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* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Gift", [=McKay=] grouses about the likelihood that they will survive TheSiege by saying, "What was that we were supposed to all remember? Something important. Oh, yes, that's right -- the Alamo!"
18th Jan '17 9:07:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Timeless}}'', Flynn travels to 1836 to try to prevent the TropeNamer from being created by ensuring that the fight is a CurbStompBattle of the Texans. He gets an audience with General Santa Anna and claims to have been sent by Queen Isabella II of Spain. He gives Santa Anna gold to fund his war effort, only asking that Santa Anna accelerate his timetable for the Alamo. Flynn wants the Mexican Army to storm the fort right away instead of besieging it for 13 days first and allowing the famous letter to be written and sent out. Flynn also sneaks into the fort and kills William Travis before he can pen the letter. Without the nearly two weeks of defiance (and additional defenders, who arrive later) and the letter, the Alamo would only be a footnote in history instead of a symbol of American defiance. Unfortunately, Santa Anna has his own ideas and orders that no quarter is to be given to anyone in the fort, including women and children. Flynn is vehemently against that, both because he lost his own wife and daughter and because such a slaughter would ''definitely'' make its way into the history books. Luckily, thanks to the protagonists, the women and children end up being saved, while Lucy is able to write a different letter that ends up having the same rousing effect. The Alamo still falls quickly, but the fight is remembered, and Santa Anna ends up being defeated in a matter of weeks by the US Army.
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15th Jan '17 6:10:06 PM thatother1dude
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* In the movie ''Film/Tremors4TheLegendBegins'':
-->'''Juan''': This [battle] will be our Alamo!
-->'''Hiram''': We lost the Alamo, Juan.
-->'''Juan''': Speak for yourself, gringo.
15th Jan '17 5:31:48 PM thatother1dude
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Trope-wise, "Remember the Alamo" is a BattleCry that memorializes an enemy atrocity and is invoked to [[PatrioticFervor galvanize the civilian population into supporting the war effort]]. Historically, an alternate title might well be ''[[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Remember the Maine!]]'' (which incidentally happened over 60 years ''after'' the Alamo).

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Trope-wise, "Remember the Alamo" is a BattleCry that memorializes an enemy atrocity and is invoked to [[PatrioticFervor galvanize the civilian population into supporting the war effort]]. Historically, an alternate title might well be ''[[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Remember the Maine!]]'' (which incidentally happened over 60 years ''after'' the Alamo).
Maine!]]''
25th Nov '16 1:32:30 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' - Creator/TerryPratchett translated it as "Remember the atrocities the enemy has done to us, for they will justify the atrocities we are about to commit today" In Discworld, it was usually "Remember Koom Valley!"
** Unusual in that it was invoked equally by both sides of the conflict.
*** Because it's the only battle in history where both sides ambushed each other.
** It's also enduringly popular, being used in wars across history and indeed even those nowhere near Koom Valley. This is because the History Monks patched it in all over the place as the 'generic atrocity' when they [[TrickedOutTime rebuilt history]].
** Made all the more tragic when it's revealed [[spoiler: they were there to sign a PEACE TREATY.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' - Creator/TerryPratchett translated it as "Remember the atrocities the enemy has done to us, for they will justify the atrocities we are about to commit today" In Discworld, it was usually "Remember Koom Valley!"
** Unusual
Valley!", in that it was invoked equally by both sides memory of the conflict.
*** Because it's
a notorious ambush -- the only battle in history where both sides ambushed each other.
** It's also enduringly popular, being used in wars across history and indeed even those nowhere near Koom Valley. This is because the History Monks patched it in all over the place as the 'generic atrocity' when they [[TrickedOutTime rebuilt history]].
** Made all the more tragic when it's revealed [[spoiler: they were there to sign a PEACE TREATY.]]
other.
25th Nov '16 1:30:59 AM PaulA
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* DavidDrake and Eric Flint's ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''.

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* DavidDrake Creator/DavidDrake and Eric Flint's Creator/EricFlint's ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''.



** Persian forces use "Charax!" as a battle-cry, after the Malwa massacred the civilian population of the Persian city of Charax.
*** And even more so, after Belisarius's troops take the city back and it's discovered that the civilians that were slaughtered were the lucky ones.

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** Persian forces use "Charax!" as a battle-cry, after the Malwa massacred the civilian population of the Persian city of Charax.
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Charax. And even more so, after Belisarius's troops take the city back and it's discovered that the civilians that were slaughtered were the lucky ones.
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