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" In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded columns and 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,... "
England at War: The Story of the Great Campaigns of the British Army ... - Page 314
by William Henry Davenport Adams - 1886
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History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution in M.DCC ...

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1854
...says Colonel Napier, in strains of sublime military eloquence, " 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;...
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History of Europe (from 1789 to 1815). 12 vols. [and] Index vol

sir Archibald Alison (1st bart.) - 1854
...Ťays 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...
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The theory of war

Patrick Leonard MacDougall (sir.) - Military art and science - 1856 - 353 pages
...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...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - Great Britain - 1874 - 411 pages
...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...
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The Theory of War: Illustrated by Numerous Examples from Military History

Patrick Leonard MacDougall - Military art and science - 1858 - 354 pages
...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...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 114

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Theodore Edward Hook, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, William Harrison Ainsworth, Thomas Hood - 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...
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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,...
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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...
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Curiosities of war and military studies

Thomas Carter - 1860
...by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...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...
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Popular History of England, Volume 7

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 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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