Quotation by Lazare Carnot

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The General Order is always to manoeuver in a body and on the attack; to maintain strict but not pettifogging discipline; to keep the troops constantly at the ready; to employ the utmost vigilance on sentry go; to use the bayonet on every possible occasion; and to follow up the enemy remorselessly until he is utterly destroyed.
Lazare Carnot (1753–1823), French revolutionary, military strategist. First Order of the Day, February 2, 1794, to army commanders.
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