Pierre Bosquet

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C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre

Pierre Bosquet (8 November 18105 February 1861) was a French soldier. He served as General during the conquest of Algeria and the Crimean War; returning from Crimea he was made Marshal of France and senator.


  • C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre: c'est de la folie.
    • It is magnificent, but it is not war; it is madness.
    • Of the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Quoted in "Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations" - Page 346 - by Robert Debs Heinl - 1966

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