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Thread #85635   Message #1588870
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
23-Oct-05 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Subject: RE: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Nelson confides that every man will do his duty...

I like this better:

Napoleon ought never to be confused with Nelson, in spite of their hats being so alike; they can most easily be distinguished from one another by the fact that Nelson always stood with his arms LIKE THIS, while Napoleon always stood with his arms LIKE THAT.
Nelson was one of England's most naval officers, and despised weak commands. At one battle when he was told that his Admiral-in-Chief had ordered him to cease fire, he put the telephone under his blind arm and exclaimed in disgust: 'Kiss me, Hardy!'
By this and other intrepid manoeuvres the French were utterly driven from the seas.