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Category: Sharp Practice

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The Vistula Legion for Sharp Practice

The Polish troops of the Vistula Legion fought with the French but with hopes for the independence of Poland.  They were enthusiastic and well disciplined troops who were recognised by Napoleon as one of, if not the, best foreign contingents...

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The Road to Varitas de Merluza

“Graspez le saucisson mon cher Desade! The moment is ours, les Anglais are in full blow retreat and we have one of their toughest men prisoner already.  You saw the English officers run, it was only the brave Sergeant who...

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Surprise at Camino Cerrado

“Fetchez la vache!”  Sergeante Petain whispered to the man to his rear who, as silently as possible, moved back towards the low ridge.  So far so good.  Les Anglais were unaware of their approach and, if their sentries could be...

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Dawns & Departures: The Return of Captain Fondler

“Ah, Captain Fondler, just the man.  We’ve just been discussing you, haven’t we Major?”  Sir Arthur Wellesley turned to the portly man several yards away who was helping himself to a decanter on a well-stocked drinks trolley.  Even though Major...