Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Numbers in War

Some thoughts on numbers in war. Others have been quoted in the same vein: Stalin comes to mind.

“Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons.” (God is always on the side of the big battalions.) -- Attributed to Turenne by Joseph de Maistre.

“Dieu est d’ordinaire pour les gros escadons contre les petits.” (God is usually for the large squadrons against the little ones.) – Bussy Rabutin, Lettres, 4:91 (Oct. 18, 1677)

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