I Insist on Oats…

“Horses have no patriotism; soldiers fight without bread, but horses insist on oats.” Etienne, Comte de Nansouty (1768 to 1815) Etienne-Marie-Antoine-Champion Nansouty was a French cavalry general known for his sarcasm and adherence to tradition. Advertisements Advertisements

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Suffering: Youth then Old

“In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism … And also frozen feet, an arm or leg the less, a bullet lodged between two bones which the surgeon cannot extract … all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old.… Read More

Time is…

“Time is everything. Five minutes makes the difference between victory and defeat.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the… Read More

Soldier to Marshal…

“Every French soldier carries in his cartridge pouch the baton of a marshal of France.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the… Read More

Time is Galloping Away…

“Go Sir, gallop and don’t forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15),… Read More

The Other Side of the Hill…

“The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures… Read More

Detested in…

“We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of… Read More