Considerations on tactics and strategy, by G. Twemlow

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Page 126 - May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory; and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it; and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet. For myself, individually, I commit my life to Him who made me, and may His blessing light upon my endeavors for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Page 127 - And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, ( What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
Page 106 - Do not remain in your own position, however strong it may be, or however well you may have intrenched it ; but when you shall hear that they are on their march to attack you, secure your baggage, and move out of your camp. You will find them in the common disorder of march : they will not have time to form, which, being but half-disciplined troops, is necessary for them.
Page 16 - A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neigheth under every one that sitteth upon him.
Page 128 - I fear that it would have the very worst effect ; it would be construed into a defeat, and our character as a powerful nation, would be entirely lost in this part of the world. It is true that the garrison of Jellalabad has been saved, which it would not have been, had a force not been sent to its relief; but the relief of that garrison is only one object; there still remain others which we cannot disregard. I allude to the release of the prisoners.
Page 220 - Governor-General in Council reflects with pride, satisfaction, and gratitude, that in this arduous crisis the spirit and exertion of our Indian army have kept pace with those of our countrymen at home ; and that in India, as in Europe, Great Britain has found, in the malevolent designs of her enemies, an increasing source of her own prosperity, fame, and power. "By order of the Right Honourable the Governor-General in Council. J. WEBBE, Secretary to Government.
Page 35 - Wilson's corps joining the army ; nevertheless, the Duke of Belluno, whose arrangements were now completed, gave the signal for battle : and eighty pieces of artillery immediately sent a tempest of bullets before the light troops, who, coming on swiftly and with the violence of a hail-storm, were closely followed by the broad, black columns, in all the majesty of war.
Page 125 - Cursing and swearing were seldom heard among the officers ; a sot and a drunkard, was the object of scorn ; and the poor soldiers, many of them the refuse and dregs of the nation, became, at the close of one or two campaigns, tractable, civil, sensible, and clean, and had an air and spirit above the vulgar."* A leading feature in the character of the duke of Marlborough, was, his generous magnanimity.
Page 146 - FAREWELL to the land, where the gloom of my glory Arose and o'ershadowed the earth with her name — She abandons me now — but the page of her story, The brightest or blackest, is filled with my fame. I have warred with a world which vanquished me only When the meteor of conquest allured me too far ; I have coped with the nations which dread me thus lonely, The last single Captive to millions in war.
Page 54 - I think my junction with Hill on the Adaja is now quite certain ; and that I have got clear, in a handsome manner, of the worst scrape I ever was in. Caffarelli's troops are certainly here; and the enemy have at least 40,000 infantry and 5000 cavalry. I have not 20,000 British and Portuguese. Amongst the British are all the foreign troops in the army ; and I have not 1500 English cavalry ; and...

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