To quote: "the worst part of the war is the waiting"...
To be fair I think danlongman probably had a valid point. On balance, the worst part of war is not really the waiting; not when compared to treading on a land mine, being tossed 6 ft in the air (sans wedding tackle and a limb or two) and then falling in a heap in no man's land, where you become the target for the enemy's shooting practice. To be perfectly honest, and given the option, I'd be perfectly happy to be bored for a few hours waiting for something to happen...like for the war to end, thanks all the same.....
I agree Warspite, although Centaurs post certainly puts a different but equally valid perspective on it
I think my signature line sums it all up perfectly
My error, I should have put a after my post....
Perfectly understand why waiting could be as bad - or worse - than being in a battle because of the sheer strain on the nerves. Let's face it - war is hell; and yes, you siggy says it very well.
22nd November 1944 - The British Pacific Fleet is born (temporary avatar changes to commemorate the ships and aircraft). HM Ships Formidable, Illustrious, Victorious