"We have in ..." Quote of Arthur Wellesley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.

1st Duke Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769-1852), British soldier, prime minister. Dispatch, July 2, 1813, from Vitoria, Spain, to Lord Bathurst, War Minister. Quoted in Stanhope, Notes of Conversations with the Duke of Wellington (November 4, 1831).
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