Mudcat Café message #1587587 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85635   Message #1587587
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
21-Oct-05 - 05:00 AM
Thread Name: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Subject: RE: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Napoleon wasn't short, he was middle-height. Short by today's standard, but hardly noticeable then. However, I found a lovely anecdote about his days when learning gunnery, he and the kid next to him would kick each other under the table. FFWD a few years, and that other boy is now commanding the artillery against Napoleon during the Siege of Acre.