For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.... William Faulkner, Intruder In The Dust.
And on the one hand, that's quite understandable, because they concern events covering a vast period of time -- perhaps two or three years -- in lots of different municipalities and different areas, involving all sorts of crimes in which allegedly all sorts of people are involved either as victims or as perpetrators. Particularly when you're dealing with crimes of command responsibility, where it's alleged that the accused had control over various unites or brigades or battalions, you can imagine that the amount of documentary evidence and all evidence that's presented at the trial is absolutely enormous.
With the number of units available, they are coming to the point where they simply were not going to have enough brigades. There is a recognition that the number has to come down because of the stress that was being placed on the force.
The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone.
The Jerusalem Brigades leadership had given orders to all its groups to stop firing rockets to preserve the Palestinian national project at this delicate and decisive stage of history, and to give a chance for a Zionist departure from our dear Gaza Strip in (conditions of) calm.
This plan is welcome. But fundamental problems relating to the discipline, training and accountability of the integrated brigades need also to be addressed as a matter of priority.
As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood, I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines, to be followed by stronger supporting lines.
What I've asked for is essentially to have a strong mobile combat arms capability, ... That's probably about two brigades worth of combat power, if not more.
After we didn't find our suspects initially, we moved out into the neighborhood to search other homes. In one house, the noncommissioned officers were on the ball and thought one guy was acting suspiciously. The neighbors, after seeing that we were there to help, told us that he was lying about his name, and it turned out that he was on the brigade's most-wanted list.
One of the surest signs of our sincerity would be to withdraw a few brigades, ... It would convince the nations in the region that we're not there to stay, not an occupation power. Second is the notice to the Iraq government that they're going to have to start shouldering more responsibility, that our presence there is not infinite.
He recruited attractive young girls of junior high school age to take part in joy brigades. And the joy brigades' function was to help in relaxation to his senior officials. He lives in this seven-story pleasure palace. He has this collection of 15 to 20,000 movies,
The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life.