Military Advice: good for life in general


If you want to become a general, never get separated from your kit, never march on Moscow and never enter the Balkans.

General Lord Guthrie, former Chief of Defence Staff

contribution to ‘Favourite Wisdom’ compiled by Deborah Cassidi,

advice he claimed he was given at Sandhurst (the military college).

1. Good reconnaissance is never wasted.

2. Any damn fool can be uncomfortable

Author anon, a ‘General Clarke’ (cannot further identify, but the father of a friend of mine who used to quote him constantly, endearingly and persuasively).

The illustration is William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim via Wikimedia

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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