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March: The month of inclement weather.

"Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas."

"Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains save both."

"Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone."

"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."

"In the absence of orders, find something and kill it."



1: Above are two almost legendary military figures who not only gained the respect of their own troops but also those of their adversaries. Who are they?


2: One took his campaign from the same part of the world as the other took his campaign to. Where?

3: Both commanders have strong associations with the same member of the animal kingdom. Which?

4: What name did the young gentleman in the photograph give to his, and what was it exactly?

5: Ultimately both failed for the same reason. What?

6: Both died by the same method. How?

Never let it be said that I left you clueless.

(1 point for each question, plus 1 for fastest finger)

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