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A British soldier assesses the Parthenon

"It's a lovely spot. We have got all Athens in our arc of fire."

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“It’s a lovely spot. We have got all Athens in our arc of fire.” — Quoted in Lord Moran’s Diaries, entry for December 27, 1944

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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