Posted: Apr 26, 2020 12:09 pm
by crazyfitter


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I’m about halfway through this and I’m amazed at what I didn’t know and I mean on a big scale as well as the small nitty gritty. What staggers me is the amount of polity that went on over the dining table. I believe that breakfast, lunch and dinner were invented purely to discuss diplomatic policy and war. Why couldn’t everyone stay at home and make themselves beans on toast?

Another shock was the age of some of the people involved. Some of them were dying of cancer. Some generals on the battlefield died of heart attacks. The shear incompetence of politicians and battlefield managers was staggering.

It’s put me in a dark place reading this, I might just go and drink some bleach.
No not really.