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" In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field ; in vain did the mass... "
The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts - Σελίδα 138
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History of Europe (from 1789 to 1815). 12 vols. [and] Index vol, Τόμος 9

sir Archibald Alison (1st bart.) - 1854
...«ays Colonel Napier, in strains of sublime military eloquence, " they closed on their terrible enemy ; and then was seen with what a strength and majesty...In vain did Soult by voice and gesture animate his ftenchmen ; in vaiu did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded column, sacrifice...

The Theory of War ...

P. L. Macdougall - 1856 - 353 σελίδες
...reserve in rear, in column ; and its fate is thus described by Napier : — "In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans, breaking from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such...

Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1874
...disastrous confusion at Albuera for want of a guiding mind in any quarter, that Napier exclaims : ' And then was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights.' And the same sight may have been seen over and over again during the present century under nearly similar...

New Monthly Magazine, Τόμος 114

1858
...compelled to return to Seville. So much for the battle of Albuera, where, in the words of Napier, " it was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights" — a battle of giants, memorable, says Alison, as being the most desperate and bloody of any that...

The Theory of War: Illustrated by Numerous Examples from Military History

Patrick Leonard Macdougall - 1858 - 354 σελίδες
...strong reserve in rear, in column; and its fate is thus described by Napier: — "In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen; in Vain did the hardiest veterans, breaking from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such...

The New Monthly Magazine Vol. 114

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1858
...compelled to return to Seville. So much for the battle of Albuera, where, in the words of Napier, " it was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights"— a battle of giants, memorable, says Alison, as being the most desperate and bloody of any that occurred,...

Impending dangers of England and evils of our naval and military organization

W M. Maxwell - 1859
...staggered like sinking ships.' Suddenly recovering, however, they closed on their terrible enemy ; and then was seen with what a strength and majesty...veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded column, sacrifice their lives to gain time and space for the mass to open out on such a fair field...

Curiosities of war and military studies

Thomas Carter - 1860
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

Egypt, Peninsula, Waterloo and South Africa

Thomas Carter - 1861
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. But suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field; in vain did the mass itself bear up, and, fiercely striving,...

The popular history of England, Τόμος 7

Charles Knight - 1861
...description of the battle of Albuera by sir William Napier caii forget the terrible struggles in which " was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights." I On the 18th of May, Soult retired * " Despatches," vol. ix. p. 574. f " Supplementary Despatches,"...




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