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...

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