"Soldiers! I am pleased with you. On the day of Austerlitz,
you justified everything that I was expecting of [you]. . . .
In less than four hours, an army of 100,000 men,
commanded by the emperors of Russia and Austria, was
cut up and dispersed. . . . 120 pieces of artillery, 20 generals, and more than 30,000 men taken prisoner—such are the results of this day which will forever be famous. . . . And it will be enough for you to say, “I was at Austerlitz,” to hear the reply: “There is a brave man!”