Rage Militaire is a French term that described an inspirational affinity for combat by volunteers driven by a passionate commitment instead of the mercenary motive of mere money.” (Joseph Ellis in his book The Cause, page 100 – a superb history of the American Revolutionary War and the reason the American Continental army under George Washington’s command eventually defeated a much greater and more heavily financed British army)

That is what we are now seeing amongst Ukrainians as opposed to Russians and its mercenaries in this tragic war.