RMC Foundation 17th Annual Legacy Dinner
Call today to book your seat at the 17th Annual Legacy Dinner
Tickets are $200 / person
Guest of Honour will be 12192 Gen Tom Lawson CDS
Call Jennifer Jordan to book your seats today 613-541-6000 ext 6807 or Jennifer.Jordan@rmc.ca
A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:
11912 R Mark Lilienthal – Lifetime Membership; 12380 Pierre JLPP Linteau; 14184 Carl E Bird – Lifetime Membership; 19282 Didier Toussaint; 21395 Alain Sauve.
In This Issue 35:
RMC Review – Dec 1939…”The war has brought many and quick changes to the R.M.C. which was to be expected in the one national military College in the Dominion.”
We are aware of the many great events which were held at RMC Saint-Jean over the past weekend. We look forward to posting photos and articles when we receive them.
Temple de la renommée 2014 / Hall of Fame 2014 (51 photos)
Le Temple de la renommée du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean a pour but de reconnaître les personnes – militaires ou civiles – qui ont contribué de façon extraordinaire au FAC, à leur communauté respective et à la société canadienne, et dont le parcours est marqué par un passage au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, que ce soit à titre d’étudiant ou d’employé. Cette année, seront intronisés, le Lieutenant-général (ret), et ex-Sénateur Roméo Dallaire, M. Gilles Ouimet, Brigadier-Général (ret). Cadieux et Sir David Ruddy.
The Royal Military College Saint-Jean Hall of Fame is established to recognize those who have brilliantly contributed to the Canadian Armed Forces, their community and Canadian society and whose careers was greatly influenced or related to Royal Military College Saint-Jean – either as student or staff. This year the inductees are Lieutenant-General (retd) and ex-Senator Roméo Dallaire, Mr Gilles Ouimet, Brigadier-general (retd) Cadieux and Sir David Ruddy.
QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK
Morale Building Quotes from Hannibal (247 – 181 BC)
“God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death.”
“I will either find a way, or make one.”
Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca[n 1] (247 – 183/182/181 BC)[n 2] was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.
Hannibal lived during a period of great tension in the Mediterranean, when the Roman Republic established its supremacy over other great powers such as Carthage, the Hellenistic kingdoms of Macedon, Syracuse, and the Seleucid empire. One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy. In his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories—Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, in which he distinguished himself for his ability to determine his and his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, and to play the battle to his strengths and the enemy’s weaknesses—and won over many allies of Rome. Hannibal occupied much of Italy for 15 years, but a Roman counter-invasion of North Africa forced him to return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama. Scipio had studied Hannibal’s tactics and brilliantly devised some of his own, and finally defeated Rome’s nemesis at Zama, having previously driven Hasdrubal, Hannibal’s brother, out of the Iberian Peninsula.
After the war, Hannibal successfully ran for the office of suffete. He enacted political and financial reforms to enable the payment of the war indemnity imposed by Rome; however, Hannibal’s reforms were unpopular with members of the Carthaginian aristocracy and in Rome, and he fled into voluntary exile. During this time, he lived at the Seleucid court, where he acted as military advisor to Antiochus III in his war against Rome. After Antiochus met defeat at the Battle of Magnesia and was forced to accept Rome’s terms, Hannibal fled again, making a stop in Armenia. His flight ended in the court of Bithynia, where he achieved an outstanding naval victory against a fleet from Pergamon. He was afterwards betrayed to the Romans and committed suicide by poisoning himself.
Often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in history, Hannibal would later be considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity, together with Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio, and Pyrrhus of Epirus. Plutarch states that, when questioned by Scipio as to who was the greatest general, Hannibal is said to have replied either Alexander or Pyrrhus, then himself, or, according to another version of the event, Pyrrhus, Scipio, then himself. Military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge once famously called Hannibal the “father of strategy”, because his greatest enemy, Rome, came to adopt elements of his military tactics in its own strategic arsenal. This praise has earned him a strong reputation in the modern world, and he was regarded as a great strategist by men like Napoleon Bonaparte.