Monday, October 24, 2005

Another Anecdote

A short, but effective story from the Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes. #70:

How to sack a divisional commander: Tewkesbury, 4 May 1471.

Lord Wenlock not having advanced to the support of the first line, but remaining stationary, contrary to the expectations of Somerset, the latter, in a rage, rode up to him, reviled him and beat his brains out with an axe.


Anonymous Hiding in the ATL said...

That's what you call a very summary courts martial!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Such techniques would make for much more interesting press conferences..."GEN Abazaid, tiring of the pointless questions, produced an arquebus and fired into press row, wounding a Reuters correspondent..."

8:20 AM  

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