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Breaking windows with guineas – “Lieutenant Hornblower” – C.S. Forester

May 1st, 2011 · No Comments · War

His historical reading had told him of many small raids, in many wars, launched against the shores of France, and although he knew that they had once been described by an opposition statesman as ‘breaking windows with guineas’ he had been inclined to approve of them in principle, as bringing about a dissipation of the French strength — until now, when he found himself part of such an expedition.

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