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Catalpa

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He died in exile in England after being defeated by Prussia and her Allies at Sedan in 1870.

IIRC his mortal remains were never returned to La Belle France.
 

Vengeful Glutton

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He died in exile in England after being defeated by Prussia and her Allies at Sedan in 1870.

IIRC his mortal remains were never returned to La Belle France.

Some battle.

I read that the Prussian Line infantry repeatedly ceased firing to allow the French cavalry who survived numerous failed charges to regather and return to their line. The frog officers saluted them. Dulce bellum Inexpertis, I guess, but still, that kind of chivalry makes the hairs stand on the back of my neck!
 

TheWexfordInn

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A member of the 9th Dublin Fusiliers' speaking in 1976 about an attack his battalion made during the battle of the Somme in 1916 in which 90 per cent of their 900 men were killed. They managed to advance 200 metres.

 

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