Encountering the Enemy: Defeat versus Surprise

“To be defeated is pardonable; to be surprised – never!”

Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of War, 1831) (Kiley, 2005)


Kiley, K. (2005) Thumbing through the Napoleonic Wars: The Words of Napoleon and Others Who May Have Influenced His Methods. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/napoleon/c_quotes.html. [Accessed: 07 August, 2016].


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