and used a book I’m finishing (and shall promptly re-read, now I know what it’s all about~!) as reference; the source for the below pic-and-comment which as always leads to an inevitable conclusion, namely—
WARS ARE NEITHER WON
BY HEROIC PAWNS* … BUT
BY INDUSTRIAL CAPACITY AND CAPABILITIES
—which explains why such emphasis is placed on either a “lightning strike” war (aka blitzkrieg) or successful total economic mobilisation whilst the pawns hold the line.
HERE’S A THOUGHT:
The wee damsel above is a heroic pawn.
The “real arrogant etc etc prick” referred to was also a heroic prawn … but wotif his success rate outnumbered production rates of ‘heroes’ and their tools (you know, dive bombers and tanks and battleships and other ‘boy’s toys’*)?
Short of enough nukes … we’d have lost and his ilk (brilliant theatricals, though~!) would have won.
CAN WE DRAW
any lessons from the History?
asking me. I’m a bit busy right now—
go ask a politician. They got all the answers … zzzzznorp …
* As used by the poor buggers at the front.