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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 14. 1966.



Suddenly it becomes apparent to me that history is teeming with instances of great men finding time for physical recreation even at the climacterics of their lives.

George III, for example, refused to let the American War of Independence interrupt his famous golf series with George Washington. In fact two of the famous games they played. Bunkers Hill and the Boston Tee Party, are now better remembered than, George III.

Napoleon was at all limes a stickier for supreme physical co-ordination in his men, once forcing them to walk all the way to Moscow on their stomachs, and he admitted after his Waterloo that he would never have met it had he, like Wellington, been allowed access to the excellent training facilities of Eton.