Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Generalissimus Alexander Suvorov

Generalissimus Alexander Suvorov (1729-1800) is one of the few great generals in history who never lost a battle along with the likes of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, he was famed for his manual The Science of Victory and noted for the sayings "What is difficult in training will become easy in a battle", "The bullet is a fool, the bayonet is a fine chap", "Perish yourself but rescue your comrade!". He taught his soldiers to attack instantly and decisively: "attack with the cold steelpush hard with the bayonet!" His soldiers adored him. He joked with the men, called the common soldiers 'brother', and shrewdly presented the results of detailed planning and careful strategy as the work of inspiration.




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