Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/07/napoleons_masterpiece/

French won Waterloo, says Italian telecoms chief

Shock YouTube revelation rewrites history

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 7th April 2008 08:16 GMT

Those of you looking for insights into the key events which shaped modern Europe are advised not to ring Telecom Italia Mobile exec Luca Luciani, whose grasp of history is clearly a Wellington short of a Waterloo.

The proof? Try this pumped-up motivational speech (in Italian, but available here with English subtitles):

Yeah - go get 'em tiger. For the record, Luciani allegedly trousers in excess of €800,000 a year to deliver his revisionist insights. We suggest he invest a very small percentage of his salary here. ®