Nation: The Second Battle of Monmouth

A colonial victory—with trucks, walkie-talkies and Port-O-Sans Under a scorching sun, long lines of blue-coated colonial troops and fringe-shirted riflemen advanced shoulder to shoulder through the fields of New Jersey to attack the forces of King George III. Skirmishers darted ahead to draw the redcoats' fire, then rejoined the ranks.

Coolly poised to repel the attack, the British forces moved forward, Hessian grenadiers in fearsome mitred helmets, the Scottish Black Watch regiment resplendent in tartan kilts. Almost as one, the Continentals opened with a fusillade of musket and rifle fire. The British responded...

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