Planning for battle? Napoleon's your man. Planning for breakfast? Not so much. Napoleon Crossing the Saint-Bernard Pass, 20 May 1800/Musee de l'Histoire de France/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Napoleon Crossing the Saint-Bernard Pass, 20 May 1800/Musee de l'Histoire de France/Corbis The Salt Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March June 18, 2015 Napoleon is credited with the phrase "an army marches on its stomach," but he probably never said it. Now 200 years after his legendary defeat, it's worth recalling his disregard for feeding his army.