A poet, John Lyly, wrote, “The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war.” Does this justify cheating?
April of 1755, at Lexington and Concord, has been named the start of the Revolutionary War. Were their plots and subplots behind trying to influence Great Britain and public opinion? The American way of looking at the situation, led to utilizing information against an enemy during conflict, that few may know of today. Perhaps one should, with the disinformation floating wildly around the world today to better understand that the rules of fair play do not and did not apply. In many years of studying history about conflict, this was one of the most successful information campaigns that succeeded.
“Quero” was a swift schooner. The Provincial Congress commissioned her, under command of John Derby, to with all haste, get to London, undetected. Derby was instructed to keep her cargo…
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