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From: "Bernard Burgey" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Irish surname looks at Celtic/Viking Distinctions
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 16:52:10 -0400
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From: "Bev Anderson" <>
> One of the reasons Caesar invaded Britain was to try to stop the British
Celts from sending reinforcements to Gaul. The Celts were great at
guerilla warfare. Attack and retreat. After that, they were done with
fighting; they packed up and went home. The unorganized way of warfare
familiar to the Celts was defeated by the organized military precision of
perhaps the original reasons for the Romans to invate where the tinmines,
(the oilfields of days gone by) and Rom was in desperate need for it!
On the other hand they went into NE Germania because of the Amber,
the most priced treasure after Gold. Din't Ceasar or Agricola complain,
that a living slave cost less then a peace of Amber?
The Tin trade was well established bevor the Invasion, to land and sea.
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