Sarkozy was 5ft5" and Hollande is 5ft7"same as Napoleon
Hollande faced a tall order on his recent visit when we asked him to inspect the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards.
Arguably the greatest military achievement of the Coldstreams was the part they played in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte's army at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The Coldstreams were part of the 2nd Guards Brigade which famously defended the Hougoumont farmhouse – a key part of the Duke of Wellington's strategy.
Following victory, the regiment then transferred to the French capital, where they humiliated locals further by taking part in the Occupation of the city.