Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Gueniffey, Bonaparte
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You know, short of holding a seance with Napoleon and the other general officers present at Jaffa, no one has the slightest idea how anyone knew who among the prisoners at Jaffa were the parole violators, and how many to the last man there were. The available sources, archival and primary, say some, and some say many, both of which are depressingly indeterminate.

As for whether the massacre/slaughter/killing/execution of the Jaffa prisoners was appalling, inhumane, or any other pejorative and judgmental term you like, sit down on the gun barrel as Bonaparte did and watch the prisoners parade past you, after having spent the better part of a couple of hot days in rather heated combat in one more stage of a campaign that was not going particularly well, and think about what to do with these men, some or many of whom promised not to fight again, as he did. Otherwise, your opinion and mine are irrelevant.

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