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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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The Story of the British Army

Charles Cooper King - Great Britain - 1897 - 426 pages
...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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Reflections on the Art of War

Sir Reginald Clare Hart - Military art and science - 1897 - 364 pages
...by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...a strength and majesty the British soldier fights. . . . The horrid piles of carcasses within their lines told with dreadful eloquence who were the conquerors;...
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Deeds that Won the Empire: Historic Battle Scenes

William Henry Fitchett - Battles - 1898 - 328 pages
...struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...animate his Frenchmen; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded columns and sacrifice their lives to gain time for tho mass to open on such...
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How England Saved Europe: The war in the Peninsula

William Henry Fitchett - Peninsula War, 1807-1814 - 1900
...struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...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 on such...
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A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - English prose literature - 1900 - 335 pages
...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, breaking from the...
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Wellington's Lieutenants

Alexander Innes Shand - 1902 - 439 pages
...struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult, by word and gesture, animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves...
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Historical Records of the 7th Or Royal Regiment of Fusiliers: Now Known as ...

John Percy Groves, Richard Cannon, G. H. Waller - 1903 - 454 pages
...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 shout and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers, David Patrick - Authors, English - 1903
...by the iron tempesl, reeled and staggered like sinking ships; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what a strength and majesty Ihe British soldier fights. In vain did Soult wilh voice and geslure animate his Frenchmen ; in vain...
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Wellington's Operations in the Peninsula (1808-1814)

Lewis William George Butler - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1904 - 840 pages
...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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War Medals and Their History

William Augustus Steward - Military decorations - 1915 - 407 pages
...tried to encourage his brave soldiers to stand ; it was useless. " Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...strength and majesty the British soldier fights." To again quote Napier, "Nothing could stop that astonishing infantry . . . their measured tread shook...
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