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** The warrior who cultivates his mind polishes his arms." --DE BOUFFLERS.

“The principal point of greatness in any State is to have a race of military men." - BACON.

"England is a land which can never be conquered whilst the Kings thereof hare the dominion of the sea."-RALEIGH.

" One of the chief reasons for the maintenance of an army is the advantage of the military system as a method of education."--Ruskin.

" L'experience prouve que les armées ne suffisent pas toujours pour sauver une Nation ; qu'une Nation défendue par le peuple est toujours invincible."- NAPOLEON.

" Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade ; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the worla itself."-RALEIGH,

“ The honour and safety of this nation, under the providence of God, chiefly depend upon our strength at sea."- Address of the Parliament to King William II1.

But, above all, it is most conducive to the greatness of Empire for a nation to profess the skill of arms as its principal glory aod most honourable employ.”

BACON.

"More of the real and practical art of war will be found in the Duke of Wellington's despatches than in all the theoretical works of the German tacticians and strategists."-LORD DE Ros.

“For though it may be said that success in war is the outcome of the three C's -Courage, Common-sense, and Cunning-yet study has also a great say in the matter.”—Gen. BADEN-POWELL.

" It is true that theory by itself will avail but little. When he was asked the best means of learning the art of war, Lord Seaton, the famous Colonel Colborne of the Peninsula and Waterloo, replied, 'Fighting, and a d—d deal of it.""

Col. HENDERSON.

“Before thou undertake a Warre, cast an impartiall eye upon the occasion : If it be just, prepare thy Army, and let them all know, they are to fight for God and thee: It addes fire to the Spirit of the Souldier, to be assured, that he shall either prosper in a faire Warre, or perish in a just cause."- QUARLES,

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"There is no theory of war; practice of war is everything." Napoleon was of this opinion. “Read and re-read,” he said, " the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Cæsar, Turenne, Gustavus, and Frederick ; this is the only method by which you will master the secrets of war."-Cust.

“War is an act of Government. The higher direction of war consequently rests in the hands of statesmen. There is not one of the arts of Empire that requires longer study and more diligent apprenticeship."--Statecraft and Strategy,' by the TIMES MILITARY CORRESPONDENT, June 10, 1908.

“ Diplomacy is the point of most interest and importance in the history of a war. Battles are but incidents, and accounts of them are valuable chiefly for their bearing upon military science and art, and as indicating the preponderance of the one army or the other."

Prof. TEN BROOK, translator of GINDELY's Thirty Years' War. “No kind of history so fascinates mankind as the history of wars.......

..Brilliant exploits, deeds of valour and of self-devotion...... the surrounding incidents, the pomp and circumstance, the actual conflict, the all changing scenery, even the horror and devastation are so picturesque, that the gravest historian must feel how much of the interest of his work will be centred in those pages which glow with the lurid light of war."-HAMLEY.

“The study of military history is not confined to military men, but is also engaging the attention of literary civilians...... It shows that men of thoughtful minds recognize that the lessons to be learnt from the histories of war, if properly understood, are as valuable to the civilian as to the soldier, and that the history of wars is practically the history of nations."-LORD ROBERTS.

“War is to be deeply regretted ; it is a scourge and a curse upon nations. It falls not so heavily upon soldiers-it is our calling; but its horrors alight upon the poor, upon the miserable, upon the unhappy, upon those who feel the expense and the suffering, but have not the glory. War is detestable, and not to be desired by a nation ; but if it comes, then I will welcome it as a day of glory for the young and gallant army of England.”—Sir CHARLES NAPIER.

“By reading you will be distinguished ; without it, abilities are of little use. A man cannot learn his profession without constant study to prepare especially for the higher ranks. When in a post of responsibility, he has no time to read ; and if he comes to such a post with an empty skull, it is then too late to fill it. Thus many people fail to distinguish themselves, and say they are unfortunate, wbich is untrue ; their own previous idleness unfitted them to profit by fortune."

Sir CHARLES NAPIER, Adrice to a Young Officer,

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NARRATIVES OF EXPEDITIONS AND CAMPAIGNS,
LAND BATTLES & SEA FIGHTS, SIEGES & BLOCKADES

IN ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES

THE ART OF WAR

ARMY AND NAVY ADMINISTRATION, REGIMENTAL RECORDS,

COSTUMES, BADGES, MEDALS, &c.

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