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02-09-03, 08:44 AM
:) The most famous Marine who fought Napoleon was 'Fighting Nicolls', who not only survived one hundred and seven actions but served a record term of fifty years. He finally retired with the rank of full General, a knighthood,and many honourable scars. Among other injuries in action he had his left leg broken,was severely wounded in his right leg and right arm,badly cut on the head by a sabre and bayoneted in the chest,wounded in various other parts of the body,and lost the sight of one eye. Now thats the sort of man you could follow down the barrel of a gun.Aye JR

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02-09-03, 05:43 PM
Like the nickname 'Fighting'... they couldn't have really called him 'Lucky' could they...

02-11-03, 03:16 PM
Any images of this Marine (paintings or drawings)?
'Fighting Nicolls' must be the inspiration for "Once a Marine, always a Marine".
Semper Fidelis.

02-11-03, 04:23 PM
General Sir Edward ('Fighting') Nicolls KCB. One tough old Marine.Aye JR

02-11-03, 09:34 PM
Outstanding. Thanks (looks well preserved).