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I'm pretty sure junior officers were actually one of the hardest hit sections of the Army in WW1 and WW2.

I read a book recently about a young (19!) year old tank commander in WW2 and he was told by his CO when arriving in Normandy that his life expectancy was 10 days.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-Action-Armoured-Commanders-194...




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