Horatio Nelson

“First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.”
Horatio Nelson, 1797


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    1. It was “Horatius at the Bridge” a poem that might have depicted an actual Roman battle by a soldier Publius Horatius Cocles. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatius_Cocles and http://www.bartleby.com/360/7/158.html

      Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy who lived September 1758 to October 1805 For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Nelson,_1st_Viscount_Nelson


  1. Nelson speaks to too many current examples from sports to politics to battles. The best example is the Middle East, where we have shown winning battles is the easier part to success. The hard part comes with the follow-up and the lack of definition of success.


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