by Yancey Ames
The Greek general Pyrrhus once remarked of a victory over the Romans, “Another victory such as this and I am undone.” The same could be said of the English victory over the Germans in the Great War. The empire that had plundered the earth for a millennium collapsed within thirty years of its so-called “victory.”
In point of fact the English won virtually nothing in four years of unparalleled slaughter. At Pres, the Somme and Paaschendale the English had suffered unsustainable losses. The slaughter began under the incompetent Lewis French and accelerated under the even more incompetent Douglas Haig. Of course, the French and the Germans were also suffering enormous losses but the English set new standards in military folly. One example in particular was Winston Churchill, the then Lord of the Admiralty. He was responsible for the Gallipoli disaster.
The main English contribution to their World War I “victory” was their monstrous starvation blockade of Germany. Over 500,000 German civilians starved to death with over 5,000,000 having their development permanently stunted by malnutrition. It was a crime far exceeding German anti-partisan measures in Belgium.
The huge slaughter of World War One’s trench warfare exhausted the British Empire all over the world. From Singapore to Amritsar India to Ireland, the English no longer had the resources nor the will to maintain their far-flung dominions. Their crushing of the Irish Easter uprising, the defeat of the Indians at Amritsar, and their bombing of rebellious Iraqis were the last gasp of the English imperialists. The Captain Blighs of English plunder were effectively finished.
Even worse than the loss of blood on the battlefield was the sheer incompetence the English displayed to their colonial subjects. Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked that reputation in war was everything. By blowing it, again and again, against the Germans and their Ottoman allies, the English had demonstrated to their subjects that they were lords of nothing but incompetence. The Third World could see that English generals were utter fools and that English armies were easily defeated. They could also see that English promises were meaningless, as evidenced by the betrayal of the Arabs.
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