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|They would plunder it as well as the others [i.e. the French] readily enough; but |
their principal object would be to get ... he complained: We have in the service
the scum of the earth as common soldiers; and of late years we have been doing
|were carried into execution in presence of as many troops of the Division as |
could be conveniently assembled. ... We have in the service the scum of the earth
as common soldiers — and what with proposals in Parliament for reforms and ...
|I apprehend a just medium between the two extremes to be the surest means to |
bring English soldiers to perfection. ... Wellington: Letter from Portugal, 8 April l8l l
We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers; and of late ...
|We have in the service the scum oftheearth as common soldiers; and of late |
yearswehave been doing everything in our power, both by the law and
bypublications, to relax the discipline by which alone such men can be kept
|Sis,—As several in this dangerous conjunction have undertaken to advise the |
public, I am encouraged to hope that a hint ... lamb; and I never saw an instance
in all my service in which the British soldier committed an act of cruelty upon his
enemy. ... the “scum of the earth ” may be gleaned from Joseph Donaldson's “
Recollections of the Eventful Life of a Soldier. ... in the British Army :“ Next
morning we left our encampment, and returning by the way we had come, we
passed a man of ...
|As Linda Colley has written: 'Despite their lingering, stereotypical reputation as |
chinless wonders and/or mindless action men, there is no reason to ... the Earl of
Bathurst that 'we have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.
|The 18th [Hussars] are a disgrace to the name of a soldier, in action as well as |
elsewhere; and I propose to draft their ... We have in the service the scum of the
earth as common soldiers; and of late years we have been doing everything in
|After the battle, instead of pursuing the fleeing French troops, thousands of British |
soldiers looted the French baggage trains. ... We have in the service the scum of
the earth as common soldiers; and as of late, we have been doing everything in ...
|Engineers, Military Union Engineers, 1861, American Civil War Escalade Eight |
examples of escalades used to scale heights if ... In 1813, in a letter to Lord
Bathhurst, he wrote: "We have in the service the scum of the earth as common
|Wellington's perceptions appear to have caused himto attribute soldiers' behavior |
to innate character flaws, ratherthan ... Wellington lamented: “We havein the
service the scumof the earthas common soldiers. ... brings together a fair
sampleofall classes; oursis composedof thescumof the earth—the mere scum of