Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quote for the Day

"How horrible it is to have so many people killed! - And what a blessing that one cares for none of them!"

- Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Writing to Cassandra Austen, 1811, on the Battle of Albuera in 1811 in which a mixed British, Spanish and Portuguese corps engaged elements of the French army, resulting in approximately 7,000 dead or wounded on each side.

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