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William Cook, “How Napoleon won at Waterloo”, in The Spectator

William Cook, “How Napoleon won at Waterloo”, in The Spectator (online edition, 5th July 2014). 
"...Naturally, in France Napoleon is still revered. Had Britain produced such a military maestro, we'd probably forgive his many flaws. It's elsewhere in the eurozone that his veneration is so intriguing. These were countries that he conquered, at the cost of almost a million men, but in the lands he bled white there's no sense that he's despised. In Britain he's a pantomime villain. In the Low Countries he's a sort of Caesar. He personifies the growing division between Britain and the EU..."


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