Phil Collins donates his Alamo collection to spot of its genesis

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misterjag wrote:

They fought against all odds.

Jun 26, 2014 7:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbsuch wrote:

Thanks Phil!

Jun 26, 2014 7:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cnystrom wrote:

“where the version of the battle often taught in the U.S. schools holds that Crockett and the rest of the 160 men fighting in the battle for Texas independence were killed in combat.” – What does that mean? What other version is there?

Jun 26, 2014 7:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
theInspector wrote:

Thank you Phil Collins.
You are more Texan than most of us here.
I am but one of millions of Texans who now are aware of your interest in our history, and we appreciate you and your donation very much. As I am sure you are aware, your collection could have been sold to another private collector for a fortune. You must be an unbelievably cool person to think about educating the public as opposed to enriching yourself.

Thanks, from deep in the heart of Texas.

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

Jun 26, 2014 7:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fontaine6943 wrote:

Some accounts of the battle say that several surviving members, including wounded, were executed by firing squad. No quarter is a term used to describe this. No quarter was outlawed by convention in 1907.

Jun 26, 2014 7:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
John_DD wrote:

Thank you Mr Collins. The Smithsonian was also started by an annonymous donor from England .

Jun 26, 2014 8:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jared5 wrote:

Maybe the Mexicans have a different scenario of this.

Jun 26, 2014 8:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Phxreguy wrote:

What a fine gift. Thank you Mr Collins.

Jun 26, 2014 8:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
D_Reno wrote:

@cnystrom: Google, Jose Enrique de la Pena.

Jun 26, 2014 8:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
John_DD wrote:

@cnystrom some stories say Crockett was captured alive and subsequently tortured to death in Mexico. He had been a USA congressman.

Jun 26, 2014 8:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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