Bernard Cornwell

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

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Diegohas quoted3 years ago
the troops divided officers into two classes, the ‘come on’ and the ‘go on’, ‘and with us
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
That was murder, not warfare, and it enraged the Scots
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
Legend insists that the Rifles got their revenge by slicing the buttocks from some dead Frenchmen, smoking them and then selling them as hams to the Brunswickers.
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
‘It’s like a boxing match, the more you punch the better it is.’
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
Napoleon was nothing if not confident. ‘I will arrive in Paris’, he told his troops, ‘without firing a shot!’
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
Did he remember that place?
In time he would never forget it.
It was called Waterloo.
asrover27has quoted3 years ago
to filter out what was unthreatening and to concentrate on what was essential.
Diegohas quoted3 years ago
We might know how it ends, but like all good stories it bears repetition.
So here it is again, the story of a battle.
asrover27has quoted3 years ago
most difficult thing is to guess the enemy’s plan
asrover27has quoted3 years ago
one might wonder why generals make blunders; it
asrover27has quoted3 years ago
idol was Alexander the Great.
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