waterloo

  At Waterloo, Napoleon was ill. He had gout, dysuria, and hemorrhoids. His back hurt atop the horse, but he needed to be seen by commanders and he needed to be vertically high enough to see the battlefield unfolding before him. When this most famous battlefield was over, he evacuated as another almost anonymous soldier […]

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The Night Montgomery Gave Directions To A Cabbie.

by Daniel Russ on January 4, 2013

    Bernard Montgomery Bernard Momtgomery was known for his instant wit. He stepped into a cab late one night in London. The Cabbie asked: “Where to?”   “Waterloo,” replied Monty.   “Waterloo Station?” the Cabbie asked, confirming the destination.   “Certainly,” Replied Monty. “We’ve quite missed the battle.”     Sources: The Little Brown […]

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