World War: CASUALTIES: Business of Commanders

As the smoke of Waterloo was writing Napoleon's finish, a British officer, sighting the French leader, rushed up to Wellington, told him that Napoleon and his staff were standing yonder, asked that the artillery take a shot at him. Said the Duke of Wellington: "It is not the business of commanders to be firing upon each other."

The Germans announced their policy on this matter last week. To speed movement on the Eastern Front, the German Army was told not to take common prisoners, instead to concentrate on the capture of Soviet staff groups and high officers, leaving the body...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!