[PW] Adage: An army marches on its stomach (An army goes upon its belly)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 08:04:30 PDT 2017

The saying in the subject line was discussed on this list in 2016. Now
the Quote Investigator website has an entry.


[Begin acknowledgement]
Great thanks to Fred Shapiro whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Special thanks to Charles Doyle
who located the important 1858 citation and to Shapiro who gathered
evidence that the phrase “little Friend at Berlin” referred to
Frederick the Great. Many thanks to discussants Barbara Schmidt,
Marisha Sullivan, John Cowan, Dan Goncharoff, Laurence Horn, T. F.
Mills, and Stephen Goranson. Goranson located the 1860 book by James
Parton based on the text in the 1861 citation.
[End acknowledgement]

Some interesting thematic precursors were omitted because I was only
about to confirm them in secondary sources (within the research time I
allotted to this article).

Feedback welcome

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