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GUEST,Musket evolving slowly BS: Armistice Day (debate) (777* d) RE: BS: Armistice Day (debate) 19 Nov 13


Your point being?

None of that bears any relationship to the callous disregard the military top brass had for their men, the jingoism to encourage enlisting, the incompetence and worst of all, the deaths that competent leadership would and could have avoided.

A J P Taylor said as much. If you wanted to, you could even selectively quote your precious bloody Hastings out of context and he would be seen to agree.

By the way. I don't have a view. I know that war is a failure by definition. I know that millions died. I know that waves after waves of men were pushed into the waves and waves of bullets. I know what the government did to encourage men to enlist. I know what the army did to discourage them from questioning.

You don't need views. You don't need revisionist accounts. You just need to shake your head at the "To the Glory of God" obscene mumbo jumbo above the carved names of innocent victims of failure to prevent war. There is no glory. Nothing to get glorious about. Nothing to thank. War is the perfect example of the non existence of any bloody God.


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