T Polyphilus (paradoxosalpha) wrote,
T Polyphilus

Boney and the Drones

Today is the Greater Feast of J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966). As the inventor of "artificial moonlight" and a pioneering proponent of mechanized warfare, Fuller is reported to have been acknowledged by Hitler at the latter's 50th birthday parade,
as "for three hours a completely mechanised and motorised army roared past the Führer." Afterwards Hitler asked, "I hope you were pleased with your children?" Fuller replied, "Your Excellency, they have grown up so quickly that I no longer recognise them." (Wikipedia, citing Max Boot, War Made New)
And what indeed would he have made of these?
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