or simply "pissing around and pissing us off", according to a certain individual.

Παρασκευή, Ιανουαρίου 05, 2007

Το κρυφό βιβλίο ιστορίας της 6ης δημοτικού

Battles are impositions on the side which believes itself weaker, made unavoidable either by lack of land-room, or by the need to defend a material property dearer than the lives of the soldiers. We had nothing material to lose, so we were to defend nothing and to shoot nothing. The precious element of our forces were the Beduin irregulars, and not the regulars whose role would only be to occupy places to which the irregulars had already given access.

The evolution of a revolt

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander, and we, being amateurs in the art of command, began our war in the atmosphere of the twentieth century, and thought of our weapons without prejudice, not distinguishing one from another socially. The regular officer has the tradition of forty generations of serving soldiers behind him, and to him the old weapons are the most honoured. We had seldom to concern ourselves with what our men did, but much with what they thought, and to us the diathetic was more than half command. In Europe it was set a little aside and entrusted to men outside the General Staff. In Asia we were so weak physically that we could not let the metaphysical weapon rust unused. We had won a province when we had taught the civilians in it to die for our ideal of freedom: the presence or absence of the enemy was a secondary matter.

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Νικηφόρος Σπουργίτης είπε...

Εδώ είσθε κύριε Ακίνδυνε ;
Ελπίζω να έχετε συνέλθει από την πυρετική ταλαιπωρία εντελώς πιά.
Τρία χτυπήματα στο τζάμι.


akindynos είπε...

Καλησπέρα Σπουργίτι.

Απήλθε ο πυρετός, ηττημένος αλλ' ού δαρμένος. Είμεθα καλά, τω αυτώ επιθυμούμε και δι' υμάς.