The Corner

Battle of Yorktown Anniversary

Today we celebrate the 223rd anniversary of the sadly forgotten event which marked the end of the Revolutionary War, as Washington and the Colonial Army – aided by the French, sorry to admit – bested Cornwallis in Virginia. If it is any consolation to Francophobes, the forefathers of the cheese-eating surrender monkeys followed up the American victory by trying to screw over our new nation during treaty negotiations with the British, but failed, all of which (the battle, the aftermath) is explained concisely here.