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William Francis Patrick Napier (1785 – 1860)

Irish soldier in the British Army and a military historian.
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William Francis Patrick Napier
Napoleonís troops fought in bright fields, where every helmet caught some gleams of glory; but the British soldier conquered under the cool shade of aristocracy. No honours awaited his daring, no despatch gave his name to the applauses of his countrymen; his life of danger and hardship was uncheered by hope, his death unnoticed.
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