I havent seen waterloo for years but if i remember correctly during the scene where wellington confronts the private with a piglet in his pack an nco wants the man flogged but the duke says something something like
"flogging be ****ed,promote him to sergeant i am in need
of men who will defend an impossible position"
Almost . . .
Wellington: "Do you know what the punishment for looting is, sir?
Private: "Stoppage of gin, sir?
Wellington: "**** you, sir, it's hanging"
Private: "S-sir, I have to report that I found this homless piglet and I'm helping him find his relations."
Wellington, after looking stern for a moment, breaks out laughing: "This man knows how to defend an impossible position. Raise him to corporal!"