“Who was Britain’s greatest enemy? Following the “100 Greatest Britons” format used on the BBC a few years ago, the National Army Museum selected a shortlist of five military foes, and asked a group of historians to nominate their choice before a selected audience. As this paper reports, the audience voted to give the honour to George Washington, ahead of Michael Collins, Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Had I been speaking at the museum I would have nominated a man who achieved what Philip II of Spain, Louis XIV and Napoleon all failed to do — who in fact makes their efforts look amateurish.”
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