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War History's 7 Greatest Pieces Of Trash Talk

Posted: 04/20/2012 2:03 pm

War Reenactors
No, "This is Sparta!" was not a real line -- but King Leonidas did make the list.

Some one-liners uttered by historical figures during the heat of battle are so awesome that they seem right out of a bombastic Hollywood war movie.

Take Anne Bonny, an Irish pirate who offered these words of comfort to Calico Jack, her pirate lover, right before his execution: "Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hanged like a dog."

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Filed by Kyle McGovern  |