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  • #16
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #17
      Same back to you my dear Marshal. That one's always been my favourite Waterloo piccy, a fitting tribute to the sunset of Empire.
      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #18
        Well done.

        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
          In the good old days we had some bruising melees over Waterloo with everyone volley and thundering for their own side. A rather below the belt, and typically froggy blow, was the accusation that His Grace and his Redcoats were done for and Blucher won the battle!
          I top trumped this vile slander by inquiring whether the Boneypartists really wanted history recording the victor of Waterloo to be an old bloke who thought his mum and dad were elephants?

          Well what are the other options do we have? So we have an chubby Ogre, A crazy old German or a stiff, boring Anglo-Irishman Oh yeah, there's also a Dutchman what's his name again?
          Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

          It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

          Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          BORG

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Stratego View Post
            Oh yeah, there's also a Dutchman what's his name again?
            Prince of Melons?



            The long toll of the brave
            Is not lost in darkness
            Over the fruitful earth
            And athwart the seas
            Hath passed the light of noble deeds
            Unquenchable forever.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Stratego View Post

              Well what are the other options do we have? So we have an chubby Ogre, A crazy old German or a stiff, boring Anglo-Irishman Oh yeah, there's also a Dutchman what's his name again?
              the Prince of Orange, who quite likely turned the tide with his quick intervention at Quarte Bras...
              The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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