Get Your War OnGet Your War On is a series of satirical comic strips by David Rees about political events, at first the effects of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York but quickly switching focus to
more recent events, in particular the War on Terrorism. They achieved cult status on the Internet, and in particular on discussion forumss and weblogs, in a very short amount of time after they first appeared.
From a technical standpoint, the strips are very crude. Almost all of the images are simple clip-art pictures (with a few exceptions, most notably Voltron) that recur constantly. Due to an extremely heavy emphasis on dialogue, there is practically no action. The two main colors are red and white.
What has made Get Your War On such a hit is the dialogue, depicting things from the viewpoint of average Americans. Highly disillusioned and cynical, it is remakably apposite and outspoken, if often heavily laden with expletives.
Get Your War On has been published in book form, with the profits donated to landmine clearing efforts.
- "Bush was so tired he kept repeating the phrase "September 11th" no matter what the question was - I wonder if he was aware of that?"
- "Did you have a good vacation, under God?"
- "You know, when you put it like that, I start to think my society is evil not to do more to help. So could you please not put it like that?"
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The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
An online companion resource to the PBS documentary. Text in english and spanish. Site contains dialogues, timeline, discussions, and resources.
The Mexican American War
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The Mexican War and After
Chapter from the U.S. Army's official "American Military History," describing both the course of the war and the technology, tactics, and organization of U.S. forces.
Aztec Club of 1847
Military Society of the Mexican War. Includes history of the war and the 150 year old society, biographies, historical accounts, documents, photographs, artwork and links.
The U.S. -Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Handbook of Texas Online: MEXICAN WAR
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The Mexican War
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The California Bear Flag Revolt - 1846
Eyewitness account by John Bidwell of Fremont in the conquest of California.
Indiana Mexican War Soldiers
Detailed roster by regiment and company of Indiana soldiers who served in the Mexican War.
The U.S. Mormon Battalion
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Mexican War History/Mexican War Re-Enactors
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San Pasqual Battlefield
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1846: Portrait of a Nation
Smithsonian online exhibition of the political, cultural, and social character of America in 1846. In adddition to the War, it looks at communications, transportation, manufacturing, social reform, science and pseudoscience, art, and literature.
Stephen Watts Kearney
A short illustrated biography of U.S. Army of the West commander.
Illinois Mexican War Veterans Database
From the State Archives, a searchable database of veterans and information on obtaining copies.
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America at War: Mexican-American War
A timeline of the major events of the war.
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Kansas. National Park Service site about Fort established in 1842 and garrisoned by dragoon and infantry soldiers that played a major role in the Mexican War.
The Mexican War
National Park Service overview that covers Zachary Taylor's army, the Army of the West, and the Invasion of Mexico City. Map, links, and suggested readings.
Documents on The Mexican-American War
A collection of primary documents on the Mexican-American War from Hillsdale College.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
From the Avalon Project, the complete text of the treaty that ended the Mexican-American war.
American Merchant Marine in Mexican-American War
A brief description of the Merchant Marine's in the Mexican-American War
Connecticut Soldiers Who Served in Mexican War
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Mexican War Monument
Photograph of War monument in Gallatin, Tennessee .
Montgomery County Historical Society: Henry S. Lane
Biography of Henry Smith Lane (1811-1881), early Republican, and commander of the 1st Regiment Indiana Volunteers during the Mexican War. Covers their experience in some detail.
Michigan Military History: War with Mexico
History of Michigan's troops and their service during the war.
Fight for the Colors - Mexican War Room
An online exhibit of the Ohio Historical Society's battle flag collection.
Ohio History Central - The Mexican War
Description of the War and Ohio's role in it.
Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan
Text written by Frank S. Edwards, a volunteer, in 1847. Includes 7 chapters of details of military campaigns, with an Appendix.
Corpus Christi Landmark Commission - Old Bayview Cemetery
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Palmetto Regiment Monument
South Carolina monument honoring their Mexican War Soldiers.
Mexican War Atlas Index
Maps of the major campaigns of the war from the U.S. Military Acadamy.
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool
An 1880 biography of this U.S. General.
Illinois National Guard: Mexican-American War
An overview plus Illinois in the War and a timeline.
Lawrenceburg Mexican War Monument
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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
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Texas Navies (Texas Navy Association)
Historical group devoted to study and education about the Three Navies of Texas. Site contents include biographies, images of uniforms, ship facts, flags and burgees, and correspondence, as well as battle accounts and glossary.
Navy Battle Streamers - Mexican War
Brief description of the Navy's operation in the War, and how its represented on their streamer.
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Mexican-American War and the Media
Links to transcriptions of newspaper articles and to images related to the war between the United States and Mexico from Virginia Tech. The transcriptions may be downloaded and used for teaching and research.
The Political Graveyard: Politicians Killed in the Mexican War
A database of political history and cemeteries, with brief biographical entries for U.S. political figures who died in the War between 1846-1847.
The History Guy: The Mexican-American War
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A Shared Experience--The Mexican-American War
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War with Mexico
Two chapters on the war, with illustrations and book recommendations.
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Biography and portrait of the artillery leader who fell at Palo Alto and became a national hero.
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The Mexican War
From Texas Trail, an article that describes the background, campaigns, and impact of the war.
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General Winfield Scott defeats a numerically superior Mexican force in a 5 month campaign. Article with a link to a biography.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
The most famous and infamous Mexican who dominated 19th century Mexican politics and relations with Texas. A series of articles from many sources.
California Military History: The Mexican War and California
Articles, documents and links related to California's role during the war.
Texas Military Forces Museum: War With Mexico
An article with links about Texas' role in the war.
The US Army in the War with Mexico.
Insignia of rank and historic watercolor paintings of uniforms worn by soldiers in the war. Site also includes a timeline.
Fort Jesup State Historic Site
Louisiana. Fort built by Zachary Taylor, and in 1845 a major staging post for the Mexican War.
Texas. A detailed booklet from the National Park Service about the fort in English and Spanish. It covers the forts role in the war, plus the rest of its history and current archeology.
Mexico City National Cemetery
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War between the United States and Mexico
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Invasion Yanqui: The Mexican War
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Resaca de la Palma Site State Park
Texas. Brief description and location of this battlefield park.