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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.
6th Nov '16 9:26:25 PM SaltyWaffles
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* "Remember Pearl Harbor!". The Japanese attack on the military base at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, [[WakingTheSleepingGiant prompted the USA's entry into WWII]]. Japan did not formally declare war on the United States until after the attack.
** At Leyte Gulf the American Battle Line contained several battleships that had been salvaged and returned to duty. They destroyed the Japanese in a OneSidedBattle at Suriago Strait.

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* "Remember Pearl Harbor!". The Japanese attack on the military base at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, [[WakingTheSleepingGiant prompted the USA's entry into WWII]]. Japan did not formally declare war on the United States until long after the attack.
** At Leyte Gulf
attack--even the notice that came well after the attack was not a declaration of war, but a long-winded expression that further negotiations over America's oil embargo against Japan were futile. While certain officials in Roosevelt's administration wanted the president to thoroughly and definitively indict the Japanese government for its deplorable actions and blatant violations of even the most basic international laws and customs in his address to Congress the following day, Roosevelt himself decided to turn the address into a shorter speech that would better invoke this trope in the American Battle Line public.
** At Leyte Gulf, the American battle line
contained several battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor that had been salvaged and returned to duty. They destroyed the Japanese in a OneSidedBattle at Suriago Strait.
24th Oct '16 9:47:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'' urges us, in the spirit of PoliticallyCorrectHistory, to [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/misremember-the-alamo,11248/ Misremember the Alamo.]]

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' urges us, in the spirit of PoliticallyCorrectHistory, to [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/misremember-the-alamo,11248/ Misremember the Alamo.]]
9th Aug '16 10:51:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': "Remember where it all began. Remember Reach!"
** Before Reach, it was "Remember Harvest!"

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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"Remember where it all began. Remember Reach!"
** Before Reach, it was "Remember Harvest!"Harvest!", as seen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
4th Jun '16 7:20:02 AM The_Last_Brickman
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* In VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, the passcode to the secret Enclave bunker is "Dear Old Friend, Remember [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} Navarro]]". This counts as a villainous example, though the [[TheRemnant Enclave Remnants]] were {{Punch Clock Villain}}s at worst.
** A triumphant version of this is given in Fallout 4, as members of the Brotherhood of Steel will often say "[[VideoGame/Fallout3 Remember the Citadel]]!"

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* In VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the passcode to the secret Enclave bunker is "Dear Old Friend, Remember [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} Navarro]]". This counts as a villainous example, though the [[TheRemnant Enclave Remnants]] were {{Punch Clock Villain}}s at worst.
** A triumphant version of this is given in Fallout 4, ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', as members of the Brotherhood of Steel will often say "[[VideoGame/Fallout3 Remember the Citadel]]!"
4th Jun '16 7:19:25 AM The_Last_Brickman
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** A triumphant version of this is given in Fallout 4, as members of the Brotherhood of Steel will often say "[[VideoGame/Fallout3 Remember the Citadel]]!"
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