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    PERHAPS WE MISS LEADERS TODAY SUCH AS MAD MITCH

    Leaders who on occasion excel and only want to get the "Military" job done without political interference, he was one of them, in a very tough environment, which is still a thorn in our sides!!

    Lt-Col C C 'Mad Mitch' Mitchell - Telegraph


    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quite a career...
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    I wouldn’t call him “Mad.” His reasoning and methods seem logical to me.

    The problem is very few people understand this enemy and nobody is willing to do what’s needed to defeat them.

    Hulagu Khan understood them and did what was needed to defeat them. History has proven nothing else works.

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    Well after watching the doco I would say that A) The right tactics by the troops to redeem the situation were employed B) Pollies who sit at a desk and write foreign policies without being at the sharp end to see what the soldiers have to contend with should donate all their superannuation to the poor bl**dy widows who's husbands died because they were hamstrung by inaction.......or more rightly upsetting people!!!!

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    I can remember my Uncle talking to my Dad about Mitchell a lot in the 1970's and 80's, whenever he was down from Scotland visiting us, as Mitchell had been one of his officers when my Uncle had served with the Argyll's in Palestine, and my Dad had served in Palestine at the same time, and was one of the Sappers involved in the clearance op at King David's Hotel after the bomb blast.

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    Unfortunately, peacekeeping of this type is always political as much as military, and it didn't help that he had fallen out with the G.O.C. - the animosity was still obvious many years later when they were both interviewed (separately).

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    Bit like Anthill and his commanding officer their bloody feud cost the AIF dearly at Gallipoli in real blood because they were too petty to be real leaders and bury their differences instead they buried the our men.................

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    "...without political interference..." That's what MacArthur though too. Look how he ended up. All senior officers need to be politicians or they don't stay senior officers for long.

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