Monday, April 27, 2015

Little Known Historical Fact...The battle of Athens, TN. United States

What you see in the video is Hollywood but the event itself was real.
Little known American Historical Fact

I was completely  unaware of this event that took place in Athens, TN in 1946. I did not know an armed revolt on American soil by WWII veterans ever took place during our lifetime.
A very sobering video to say the least.

The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.

A movie made about the incident -

There’s a lot of info to read at the beginning – it will be easier to read if you full screen it 

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

 13:31 minutes

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