The Butchers and the Minching Machines.

The Butchers and the Minching Machines.

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Who was guilty, of allowing all these millions of soldiers, over the last century, to be killed or maimed?
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Summary

Who was guilty, of allowing all these millions of soldiers, over the last century, to be killed or maimed?

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Submitted: March 29, 2017

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Empires are made by invasion, which normally coincides, with a fair bit of slaughter, of the local population, almost immediately, this is normally done, to cower the locals, to the rule of the invaders, as William the Conquer did, by slaughtering a large part, of the Anglo/Saxon population in 1066/67, some statements are  apperently as high, as 1/3 of the population.
And then, when things go well, regardless of what happened to the local population, nor the men, who made the invasion possible by their blood, the Generals get’s the Medals.
Also when one looks at it, one countries Butcher, is another countries Hero, that of course depends on who wins, and then the winner gets to write the history, the defeated have no say in what’s written, in the history of 'that' conflict.
When things go not so well, or go bad for the invading force, they the Government and the Generals, of the attacking force, crucify the troops, with words and penalties, these troops ,who most of the time in actual fact, were just following orders from the Generals, with their chests full of medals.
When one looks at it, the most amazing part of the First World War was, (this war was between cousin’s, living in different countries, but all from the same Royal family), that the Generals, and the Governments of the warring factions, in the 1st World War, never understood what the American’s, like for instance, the cavalry officers such as, Jeb Stuart and John Burford understood, in the first couple of months of the Civil War in 1861, these two officers, plus several others,knew, ‘that cavalry, did not charge infantry, with modern weapons’, even in those days, of the early 1860’s with rifles, rifles in those days, were still mainly single shot, and fairly slow to load, (they had quickly learned to dismount, to fight opposing infantry), same as in the Boer War, the Boers use to dismount, and quickly remount if or when they needed, to leave the field of battle.
In 1914/8, where the infantry had a 6 round or more, box magazine rifle, plus machine guns, these Generals, with the what seemed the approval of their Governments, in 1914/18, waste-fully still had two or three, full cavalry divisions waiting to make a charge, these General’s, as far as I am concerned, needed to see a good psychiatrist, because they had learned nothing since the Napoleon, and other wars in-between.
The weird part of it all was, that the Polish Army of 1939, still had eleven cavalry brigades, and to the amazement of the German tank troopers, attacked tanks with lances, to be mowed down like ten pins, by the machine guns from the German tanks, which was just murder in my book.
Most of those givers of orders, put into authority, in the English army, up to the Second World War, appeared to be bumbling incompetents.
There were of course Generals like, Field Marshal, Sir Edmond 1st Viscount of ALLENBY:
It appear that this general (At the time of WWI) had a shy reticent personality, but the man was extremely courageous under fire, and not like most his peers and equals, visited the front frequently, however he found it difficult to
converse with his men, and when pushed by other officers, he would get angry, and when twarted by his superiors, he would give frequent outburst of frustration.
He was as has been stated in many books, one of the best English Generals, in the First World War, and did not believe, as one of the few, in the thoughtless headlong charge,  like most English and French Generals did.
His plans were usually superbly conceived, he did however have a problem, in communicating these plans to his subordinates, he apparently relied very heavy, on every modern aid, his troops could lay their hands on, anything to reduce casualties.
He distrusted Field Marshall Haig’s judgement, ( he was not alone in this ), which was one of the main reasons, he was replaced of the command of the third Army, and sent to take command of the Egyptian Expedetionary Force, in June 1917.
It has been stated, that at least 50% of the British Officers Corps, selected to higher command, had come from the British Aristocracy, however, had these same men been born from the factory, or any other lower class workers, they would never even have reached the rank of corporal, for most of the people, one had to be born a gentleman, to become an officer.
Even with the brightest brains, on armoured fighting in England, such as Captain Liddell Hart, General Fuller and General Hodges, these three men were not ‘dreamers, as it had been mentioned about them, between the Wars, but professionals with foresight, these men’s idea’s were not used, by the English High Command, until the middle or late into the second World War, after they, the so-called High Command, had seen what the Germans, and even the Russians did, with above mentioned men’s idea’s.
From these three (English) brains, the Germans developed the Blitz-krieg, the British General Staff, and the British Government, and all their stooges and hangers on, surrounding them, these people never learned anything, that happened before the Second World War, or even from the early victories, of the German Blitzkrieg, against to Polish forces.
They should have learned, from these three people , Hart, Fuller and Hodges advanced theories, and thinking between the Wars.
It was apparently stated by Montgomery in his memoirs, that Lord Gort, the commander of the BEF in WWII, in France of some 10 fully equipped ,professional soldier divisions,( in other words, not conscripted men), should never even have been placed, even in charge of a ‘latrine detail’, instead of some 2 or 300,000 fully equipped men, with massive amounts of equipment, which no Army could afford to loose, the men who placed him in charge, apparently did not appear to know, what they were doing, to the soldiers in the field.

 

 


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