Those recruited were often told they had been chosen to form a parachute unit. This was only half a lie. Indeed, the secrecy of the mission was so vital that the windows of the trains were blacked out so they didn’t know where they were going until they got there. They were, however, parachuting within 48 hours of arriving at the fort.
There is a fog that sits over most things that obscures our vision from the truth, from reality. In war, it’s been labelled as the Fog of War. It was first referred to by Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian military analyst, as “twilight” or “moonlight”, but both similar metaphors to fog.
shiner you’ve got.”
Jack snickered. “Yeah, you should see the other guy.”
“I should. I bet
he’s got a sprained finger.”
It’s the uncertainty in combat zones soldiers face, where their situational awareness is tested. Where what you thought was right might not be right, or what you thought was wrong…wasn’t.