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Lords of Karma and Military Reincarnation March 30, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Lords of Karma and Military Reincarnation

In 1964, Hugh Dowding, hero of the Battle of Britain, wrote a nostalgic letter to Canadian millionaire Lord Beaverbrook. Dowding recalled how he and Beaverbrook had been in the right place and the right time in the summer of 1940, for the good of the Empire and of the world. Any normal military hero in […]

Marengo: Napoleon’s Horse November 15, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Marengo: Napoleon's Horse

Napoleon had a great fondness for horses, he was often painted in the saddle and Hegel went so far as to call the Corsican general ‘the worldspirit on horseback’. But Marengo, Napoleon’s favourite steed, must go down in history as one of the unluckiest horses that ever lived.  Allegedly purchased by his diminutive master in […]