In the World War [WW1] nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
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It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme.
To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy