Would you render the same level of support to someone who hadn't conscientiously objected, but rather instead rolled a grenade under their line officer in order to neutralize the combat capacity of their unit? … Conscientious objection removes a given piece of the cannon fodder from the fray; fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect.
Like feather-bed betwixt a wallAnd heavy brunt of cannon ball.
We shall cut no small figure through the country with our cannon.henry knox
Patronage is the sword and cannon by which war may be made on the liberty of the human race.john tyler
Like feather bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
I don't like the definition 'war correspondent'. It is history, not journalism, that has condemned the Middle East to war. I think 'war correspondent' smells a bit, reeks of false romanticism: it has too much of the whiff of Victorian reporters who would view battles from hilltops in the company of ladies, immune to suffering, only occasionally glancing towards the distant pop-pop of cannon fire.robert fisk
Like feather-bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
'Tis a principle of war that when you can use the lightning, 'tis better than cannon.Napoleon I
The waves Of the mysterious death-river moaned; The tramp, the shout, the fearful thunder-roar Of red-breathed cannon, and the wailing cry Of myriad victims, filled the air.
I know, but, even the cannon?
Else if you would be a man speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
The Command Post is gone, we can't hold them back much longer. We cannot let the Titan cannon fall into enemy hands. Overload the core!
We looked into the mouth of the cannon, the Russians flinched.(David) Dean Rusk
All teeth were drawn, all ancient tricks unlearned, And a great army but a showy thing; What matter that no cannon had been turned Into a ploughshare?William Butler Yeats
Showers of [cannon] balls... and shells... poured into the fort in one incessant stream, causing great flakes of masonry to fall in all directions. When the immense mortar shells, after sailing high in he air, came down in a vertical direction and buried themselves in the parade ground, their explosion shook the fort like an earthquake.
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