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Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Impassive Voice

On WBZ's coverage of the Boston Pops July 4th concert, ending as always with the 1812 Overture, Jack Williams just referred to the Overture "celebrating the victory over Napoleon". For some reason, he forgot to mention whose victory.

(On the other hand, it's not exactly a secret. Here's a piece from the 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette addressing the Americanization of the 1812.)

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