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Quotation:

"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon."

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French military and political leader

a bit (noun): a small piece
ribbon (noun): a long, narrow piece of cloth or fabric
a bit of coloured ribbon: the ribbon that a soldier wears to show that he has won a special honour (for bravery etc)

Contributor: Josef Essberger