Tuesday, February 17, 2015

George Washington # 1

Three years ago George Washington was voted Britain's greatest enemy commander by a poll over nearly 8000 people held by the War Museum in London, beating out IRA leader Michael Collins, Napoleon Bonaparte, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

Washington's posthumous victory was explained by a prominent historian, “His army was always under strength, hungry, badly supplied. He shared the dangers of his men. Anyone other than Washington would have given up the fight. He came to personify the cause, and the scale of his victory was immense.”

George Washington was unable to attend the award ceremony, but his words on peace live forever.

"There is nothing so likely to promote peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy." George Washington

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