Posted: 6/9/2002 7:10:08 AM EDT
From his latest commentary:
"At the outset of World War II, Britain was still scrounging for any weapons adequate to the task of war. They decided to de-mothball a piece of light field artillery which dated back to the Boer War. The five-man crew they also rounded up had a curious system for firing the armament. Precisely three seconds prior to discharging the gun, two of the men would snap to attention until all was silent again. None of the experts or young officers who were consulted could deduce the point of the exercise. Finally they brought in a wizened retired artillery colonel. He watched the exercise for a moment. [b]Then, jarred by an old memory, recognition flickered in his eyes: "I have it. They are holding the horses."[/b]
The remainder of the article is found at:[url]http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg.asp[/url]
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