Written by Gary Wonning
It had been a long struggle, the struggle for American Independence.
The continental army had faced adversity at every corner, a freezing winter at Valley Forge with little clothing and food, many defeats on the battlefield, at times it seemed to be more than the rag tag army could overcome.
But overcome they did, responding to every adversity with a new found spirit to found a new country, a country based on freedom and independence, where the common man would be able to control and choose his destiny with as little government interference as possible.
It was this determination and a noble cause which enabled the small army to clutch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Many times, when defeat seemed imminent, Divine Intervention, as General George Washington termed it, would change the course of the war in the Americans favor.
General Washington himself had escaped capture and point blank gunfire without harm, many times a change in the weather provided cover for the soldiers to escape capture unharmed.
The final battle of the war would be no different, as the British and Americans faced off once more, British reinforcements were lying off the coast of Virginia. If they had been able to successfully land, the British Army would have outnumbered the Americans once again.
Divine Providence once again played it’s hand, a sudden wind began blowing off shore and prevented the ships from landing, enabling General Washington and his army to strike the final blow and win our independence, once and for all.
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
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