The Illustrated Primer

Category: Bill of Rights

Cromwell’s Soldier Pocket Bible

Cromwell’s soldiers, nicknamed the Ironsides kept the Pocket Bible in a buttoned pocket on the inside waistcoat, near the heart, and under the soldier’s outer coat. who would go into battle singing hymns like Psalms 46:7 “The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our Refuge.”

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Only the Racially Pure Need Apply

On February 20, 1939, over 20,000 American supporters of the Nazi party packed Madison Square Garden in New York City. They anxiously awaited the appearance of Fritz Julius Kuhn, the newly anointed American Führer of the German-American Bund. The event took place two days before George Washington’s birthday and a 30-foot-high portrait of the first president (who was described by Fritz as the first Fascist) hung behind the podium along with Nazi flags and swastikas.

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The Illustrated Primer