From where does the phrase “Die Hard” originate?

Answer: From the Battle of Albuera (1811) during the Napoleonic Wars. Early in the battle, Colonel William Inglis (1764 – 1835) of the British 57th regiment was wounded but refused to be carried to the rear. Instead, throughout the battle his voice could be heard calmly repeating “die hard 57th, die hard!”

Source: The Peninsular War – A New History by Charles Esdaile

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