Now, as Michael Cain would say, "Not many people know that..." He is a
fellow collector of useless trivia. Join the club. Great stuff to trot
out at parties...
CO 41st Regt. of Foot
PEGGY MATHEWS wrote:
> In the category of useless trivia, the dubious distinction of blowing
> bridge over the Elster belongs on one Caporal Lafontaine. Left in
> of the sappers after his Colonel Montfort went off to, uh, get some
> Lafontaine made good his own escape.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Windsor" <kevin.windsor@...>
> To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 8:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] OT warning - Re: Tactics
> > oh my gosh I always thought it was that Colonel of the south essex
> > Sharpe of the 95th!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: BritcomHMP@... <BritcomHMP@...>
> > >Others might, though other of course might not have got into that
> > in
> > >the first place. Lets not forget that it was nervous French troops
> > blew
> > >up the bridge and trapped some of their own troops on the wrong
> side of
> > >river.
> > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
> hundreds of
> square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
> THOUSANDS of
> square miles...
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
> of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
> THOUSANDS of square miles...
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
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