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Paul Revere

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151517.  Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:10 am Reply with quote

Q: What did American revolutionary hero Paul Revere call out on his legendary “midnight ride”?

F: “The British are coming!”

A: “The regulars are out!” or “The regulars are coming out!”

Revere wouldn’t have warned his neighbours that “The British” were coming, for the simple reason that he - and his neighbours - considered themselves British. A warning against “the British” would have been meaningless. Instead, he was warning them that the army - the regulars - was marching to arrest revolutionary leaders.

Socialist History, #29.


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