Sometimes I read something and it pisses me off so i have to share it with you in case there is an answer. In WW1 there are hundreds of cases where doltish officers brought carnage to the troops because of cavalry mentality including one famous episode when a brave young officer crept out into no mans land and came back with a report saying it was so swampy it was suicide to try an attack.Haigs intelligence officer[that's a contradiction in terms] said he could certainly not tell Haig that as it would make him depressed!over 3000 died stuck in the swamp! After reading the latest book Sniper by Sgt Mills re Irag, his team watched as a full mortar team set up and lobbed shells at the barracks,they then packed up and as they were leaving he asked permission to shoot them,officer commanding replied he could not as they were not in a threatening situation now! I think I've got too much time on my hands but can we ever escape the public school,Sandhurst code where everyone is a good chap?Just makes me mad and it did the sniper team also.Great book by the way. PS Now that Broon has sold our gold cheap and wants to sell Dover to the French,can we have an extra armed guard around the Crown Jewels in case he gets his greedy hands on those?