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“Didn’t have a lot of time for them really. I was concerned with my own platoon and myself more than anything else. I never studied warfare, so I don’t really know. All I know is most of the leaders, their last appearance was the Boer War which was entirely different to this War. You see with all due respect the leaders were very good though not much more than babes in the wood. They didn’t know, they didn’t have a lot of experience and their experience cost thousands and thousands of lives of the soldiers. I mean then Haig, Rawlinson and their lot, they’re good chaps no doubt about it, they’re very experienced.”














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