Mark Araujo | Les Invalides
Paris, France, Europe, Les Invalides, L'Hôtel national des Invalides,7th arrondissement, museum, monument, military, history, hospital, retirement, war veterans, war heroes, Army
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L’Hôtel National des Invalides

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“This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.



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December 16, 2013