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The shore was covered with men ready for battle

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Men wearing tarrered rags or perhaps animal skins, and carrying spears and shields, watch from atop white cliffs as Roman galleys near the shore. The time depicted is about the first century C.E., or roughly two thousand years ago, in pre-Internet days.

Cæsar gathered together about eighty ships, twelve thousand men, and a great many horses. These he thought would be enough with which to conquer the wild men of Britain. One fine day he set sail from france and soon came in sight of the island. The Britons in some way or other had heard of his coming and had gathered to meet him. As he drew near, Cæsar saw with surprise that the whole shore was covered with men ready for battle. (p. 6)



155 x 113mm (6.1 x 4.4 inches)

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800 dots per inch



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