sábado, 27 de fevereiro de 2010

Portuguese and Spanish armies

We are mistaken if we believe that what these Portuguese and Spanish armies require is discipline properly so-called. They want the habits and spirits of soldiers-the habits of command on one side and of obedience on the other; mutual confidence between officers and men; and above all, a determination in the superiors to obey the spirit of the orders they receive, let what will be the consequence, and the spirit to tell the true cause if they do not "

Wellington to Earl of Liverpool, Badajoz, November 14, 1809

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