In 1703 at the attack of Hornbec, Marshal Villars, seeing the troops advancing without spirit, threw himself at their head, aquot;what, aquot; said he, aquot;is it expected that I, a aquot; marshal of France, should be the first to escalade, when I order you to attack ?
|Title||:||The officer's manual, military maxims [ed. by - Burnod] tr. by colonel D'Aguilar|
|Author||:||Napoleon I (emperor of the French.)|