04 Apr 03. Anyone watching the excellent ‘Winston Churchill and his Generals’ story on Channel 4 would have seen great comparisons with the current approach to war. Churchill was obsesses with high-technology and asked one of his Generals in North Africa why 750,000 troops turned up for pay and only 100,000 went to the front line to fight. He was unaware of the huge number of troops involved in logistical support, familiar?
Also we have had a number of reader enquiries with regard to the Reichswald casualty story in last week’s issue. The Division concerned was the 28th Bloody Bucket which incurred 6000 casualties during General Hodges’s 1st Army fight for the Hyrtgen forest, again thanks to The History Channel.