Wednesday, 19 December 2012

’twasn’t really a war

. . . which, as Speedy observed , made you realise how downright foolish war can be.
      But then, ’twasn’t really a war, nor Arogee a proper battle. Like Little Big Horn , it was more a nasty skirmish, and like Big Horn it had an importance far beyond its size.

Flashman on the March, p.242, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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