Josh Dzieza on the history of naming military operations, from Barbarossa to Blue Spoon, and what Odyssey Dawn really means.
Having passed the Picrocholinal sea, behold, Barbarossa yields himself your slave.
Get into line,” said Barbarossa to his captains, “and do as you see me do.
Anyhow no one, not even Barbarossa, could hold the Turks back now.
Barbarossa himself was born in Lesbos, probably of a Greek mother.
Unfortunately his work, scenes from the history of Barbarossa, perished in the great fire of 1577.
A few days after the victory, Barbarossa went into it to bathe.
Barbarossa smiled, thanked him, and walked quietly to the place indicated, an exposed opening beside the wall.
Of course the Germans attached to Barbarossa a legend, as they do to everything.
Barbarossa's enormities were the favourite theme; there was plenty of red put in the brush.