William Francis Patrick Napier, 1785 - 18604528
Born: 7 December 1785, Celbridge, Ireland
Died: 12 February 1860, Clapham, London, England, UK
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- Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor. permalink
- Napoleon's troops fought in bright fields, where every helmet caught some gleams of glory; but the British soldier conquered under the cool shade of aristocracy. No honours awaited his daring, no dispatch gave his name to the applauses of his countrymen; his life of danger and hardship was uncheered by hope, his death unnoticed. permalink
Peninsular War (1810)
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