That's interresting I thought a Napoleon complex refered to small people who try to overcompensate by invading huge, frozen, paranoid places.
Thin red line
Who wrote this tosh. The Thin Red Line refers to the Crimean war not the Battle of Waterloo. I'll rewrite when I get the chance.Ian St John 19:16, 9 May 2007 (EDT)
It was the Crimean....at Balaclava AlanE 20:46, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
And it was the "Thin Red Streak tipped with steel...." but surely you don't expect historical accuracy here? Seen the American History jokes? Malakker 09:46, 16 September 2008 (EDT)
I wrote a lot of new material, with cites; I previously posted it to Citizendium. RJJensen 08:04, 16 September 2008 (EDT)
- It needs a good cleaning... I will try to help.
- thanks for the kind wordsand the good work! RJJensen 16:11, 16 September 2008 (EDT)
Was he really short?
We've all heard that Napoleon was short--his officially recorded height at his death was five feet, two inches. However, I'm now reading that this is a misunderstanding, due to differences in the British and French measuring systems. Historians using this argument seem to agree that he was actually about 5 feet, 6.5 inches tall in modern measuring units. Is this true? If so, we need to revise this article, since it says "Although short and not physically imposing..." which goes along with what I've always heard. I don't know that it's the best resource, but here is a web page which explains this issue a little:  --David B (TALK) 16:37, 8 March 2018 (EST)