The Corsican Who Spoke Italian

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon was undoubtedly one of the greatest generals in history; he was as brilliant strategist and a thorough, if not innovative, tactician; his ability to inspire his men and earn their respect, admiration and affection was unparalleled; his campaigns were marked by remarkable foresight and rapid marches; his later campaigns (after 1806) were less brilliant, due both to his waning energies and his increasing tendency to entrust subordinates with tasks they did not understand or could not do; he was also a skillful administrator and possessed a prodigious memory, ruined in the end by his overgrown ambitions.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Great Captains of War. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s