December 02, 2004

Here's For Boney!

On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France. Apparently, the French are making a big brou-ha-ha over this 200th Anniversary of their former Day of Glory.

What better tribute from us Llamas than a salute to three of the men, all of whom I admire ardently, who were instrumental in eventually bringing the Corsican Tyrant to his knees?


Lord Nelson


William Pitt the Younger


The Duke of Wellington

(Message to our French friends: HA-ha!)

Say it with me, people: FRANCE IS NOT OUR ALLY!

Posted by Robert at December 2, 2004 09:35 AM

"Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Do you want your children to grow up singing the 'Marseillaise'?"

Watched Master & Commander just the other night. Very good stuff, indeed.

Posted by: Mark C N Sullivan at December 2, 2004 04:53 PM

Oh, Law! Don't get me started on that!

I haven't bothered to look it up yet, but I'm almost positive those lines were actually lifted out of one of the Hornblower novels. I know I read them somewhere, but I certainly don't think Jack Aubrey said them in any of the O'Brian books.

Posted by: Robert the LB at December 2, 2004 04:59 PM

You should visit the monument to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, Belgium. It is an earthen pyramid topped with a bronze lion. The lion is roaring, with one claw up, facing west-towards France--towards the enemy.

Posted by: Llama Military Correspondent at December 2, 2004 09:23 PM
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