THE recent anniversary of the Battle of Pozieres is a reminder of the obscenity of war.
I use the word battle loosely. The British military ordered Australian troops virtually to commit suicide in France.
About 5000 Aussies were ordered to advance towards German machines guns with no cover at all and to their death.
I think those responsible for the order and those of relevant power and influence who complied should be awarded a military commendation by the German government.
Given the number of casualties, it begs one to consider whether malice was involved.
If there was a need for doubting the infallibility of “the chain of command”, surely it has been fulfilled but at what a price.
D.A. STOKES, Gosnells.