Thursday, 6 May 2010

Graveyard of Empires: Will the US and Britain "Meet Their Waterloo" in Afghanistan?

In the latest issue of the excellent online resource, Military Resistance, it transpires that the British have named a base at Sangin, Helmand Province: "PB (Patrol Base) Waterloo."

Either the British Army do not share the superstitions of their Royal Navy colleagues, or they have a wry sense of irony. The British may have won the Battle of Waterloo (commenced 18th June 1815) but at an unimaginable cost: more...


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