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For me it’s the AWI and The ’45.
My lifelong interest in the AWI started at the age of 7 or 8 the first time I was taken to see Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, and the USS Constitution, courtesy of my grandfather. Having a family connection (i.e. ancestors that fought in it) helps as well.
For The ’45 it’s all about family. If my great, great, etc., etc. grandfather hadn’t been standing on the wrong side of the field at Culloden he wouldn’t have been sentenced to that most horrible of fates – transportation to the colonies!
Bunch of monkeys on your ceiling, sir!