More Corners!

Self decided to post again on this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge, CORNERS.

Books and waffles and furniture.


Jenny Lewis, poet, is a friend. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is self’s equivalent of Paradise.


Le Pain Quotidien, Claremont, California: July 2017


Pasadena Moderne: July 2017

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

WATERLOO: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles, p. 70

French and Prussian armies engage while the Duke of Wellington attends a ball thrown by the Duchess of Richmond.

This is such an interesting book.

p. 70:

The French advance in columns, “roughly twice as wide as” they are deep. The front of the column could have as few as 30 and as much as 60 men in the front. “Only the sixty in the first two ranks . . . and the two men on the outside of each rank, can actually fire at the enemy.” Let’s say a column was made up of 510 men: “fewer than a quarter” of those men could actually “shoot their muskets.”

In contrast, the Prussians and their British allies favored the line, the advantage being that “every man in the line can fire.”

Thus, as Napoleon’s army approached the Prussian line, they found themselves “massively outgunned.” The intent of the French commanders was to have the columns form a line when they were close to engaging, and one eyewitness reported that the French columns deployed into a line fluidly. That is — they never stopped marching, even under heavy fire. Such was the quality of troops who fought for Napoleon.

Exciting stuff!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


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