safewalrus said:My favourite -
During the American Civil War there was, a one of the many of the battles, a lot of sporodic sniping going on from frontline troops. A Confederate General (I think) was watching this from a hill, his chief of staff (had to be a bloody chief didn't it) suggested that they were to far forward and were in risk of being shot (see what I mean about chiefs) to which this worthy replied
"nonsense they couldn't hit a thing at this dist............."
Well I like it - a sensible general!