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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2020 2:44 p.m. PST

"That's what a French general wrote in 1794, at the height of the War in the Pyrenees, while the French had occupied part of Catalonia and the Basque Country but were facing fierce resistance from Spanish guerrillas there.

The one who wrote it was the youngest general in the French Army, he was only 25 years old and his name was Napoleon Bonaparte.

The War of the Pyrenees was called in Catalonia "the great war", the great war, because unlike the limited conflicts of the 18th century it was a total war, a war between nations, not just between armies…"


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