"When wars first started men used to fight each other
with clubs and lousy swords and spears but the metal they used wasn't so good and their swords were only good for a couple of clouts before they got broke... They used to fight just in a common herd with no close order or nothing like that which made the wars pretty noisy and uncomfortable. You was always bumping into the squad corporal or something like that because you didn't have no close order"
So wrote Army Wit Harry Brown
(1917 – 1986) in the attached Yank essay. Having survived the war, Brown would later be known as the Oscar Award winning screenwriter for A Place in the Sun, Sands of Iow Jima, and Ocean's Eleven - but in 1943, he was churning out tongue and cheek essays like this one on the history of warfare (under the nome de guerre "Artie Greengroin").
1943 was truly the year that proved to have been the turning point in the war, click here to read about it...