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Envelopment, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Out of the night that covers me,
     Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
     For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
     I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
     My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
     Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
     Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
     How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
     I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley, Invictus

If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Sun Tzu

Roar upon roar in a moment two mines by the enemy sprung
Clove into perilous chasms our walls and our poor palisades.
Rifleman, true is your heart, but be sure that your hand be as true!
Sharp is the fire of assault, better aimed are your flank fusillades‐
Twice do we hurl them to earth from the ladders to which they had clung,
Twice from the ditch where they shelter we drive them with hand-grenades;
And ever upon the topmost roof our banner of England blew.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Defense of Lucknow

Run Through The Jungle, Creedence Clearwater Revival

We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place, The Animals

Eve Of Destruction, Barry McGuire

Nights in White Satin, Moody Blues


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11/27/21 11:33 AM GMT
John, I checked-out your 'envelopment' link, and therefore I got a lesson in military tactics. Very interesting but not useful to me, because I haven't military aspirations. This doesn't stop me from admiring how you visualized the whole subject with your beautiful render. Another high level artistic achievement, completed with martial quotes and music links. I hope, however, that Barry McGuire's fear of the approaching 'Eve Of Destruction', sung in his protest song, won't become true, 😁 !
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11/28/21 2:36 PM GMT
This is one terrific render John and I really liked all of the music links, I saw the Animals many moons ago. :) tigs=^..^=
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11/29/21 6:29 AM GMT
Henley, Tennyson Tzu and John, three great narratives.:):):) Awesome render John!!
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12/01/21 3:03 PM GMT
Ironically, as I open this I am also watching a documentary on the British attack against the Germans at El Alamein, in WWII Northern Africa. It appears you have created Montgomery*s tanks at the bottom of the image, John.

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