Little Corporal


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Little Corporal

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(Historical Terms) the Little Corporal a nickname of Napoleon Bonaparte
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Noun1.Little Corporal - French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)Little Corporal - French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
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It would have softened the heart of any Napoleon, and the Little Corporal proved himself a man by relenting, and saying, with a lofty gesture of forgiveness
"If the Little Corporal were alive," the officer cried, "you would have the Cross of the Legion of Honor and a handsome pension besides, for every man who wore epaulettes on the other side of the river owed his life to you on the 1st of October 1812.
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When compared to his guards, he looked smaller, thus earning him the nickname The Little Corporal.
Odd to think that the Little Corporal must have stared gloomily at this familiar Cardiff landmark.
As for the original "Little Corporal", Napoleon Bonaparte, he was a Corsican nationalist who sought freedom from France but then morphed into a French imperialist - and that's when he started creating problems!
Which French leader was nicknamed 'the Little Corporal'?
A Marmalade sandwiches B Toast and honey C Custard tarts D Ginger biscuits QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: Which historical figure was known as 'the little corporal'?
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Napoleon was known as the Little Corporal, or Le Petit Caporal, and depicted in British press at the time as smaller than his actual height of 5ft 7ins, which was normal for the time.
Nothing distracts a driver's concentration more than knowing that some faceless little corporal considers them a moron.