Here's something from someone who shared my opinion of our incompetent military rulers and this guy knew a thing or two about soldiering.
Soldiers talking about an old buffer who happened to be a general.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of em dead,
And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
'He's a cheery old card,' grunted Harry to Jack.
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.
But he did for them both with his plan of attack. (Siegfried Sassoon)