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 Posted: Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 06:57 pm
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How ones words can come back to bite. Just over a year before the Somme where General Haig sent British troops into the teeth of German machine-guns with such catastrophic results he had written, in April 1915, in a memo to the British War Council, " The machine-gun is a much overated weapon and two per battalion is more than sufficient"
No wonder that we British were labelled with the old Crimea war tag "Lions led by Donkeys"

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