Friday, February 12, 2016

Withstood The British

"A hundred years are many years too many for a nation such as this to harbor hate against an ancient foe. The British soldiers in the War of 1812 were as brave as Europe has ever produced. All the greater, therefore, the glory of, for example, our "rabble" of convalescents and militia successfully withstanding three times their number of the very flower of Wellington's army victorious in the Peninsula — the best soldiers, by long odds, that the Iron Duke ever commanded!" [Source]

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