More fun with anthropomorphism

The German Navy was the dog in the night. It did not fight.

—p. 403

I am picturing the Battle of Jutland, and thousands of predator ants clinging to a giant dog.

Through the incessant crash and thunder the French hear the brave scream of their own 75s.

—p. 409

Initially I wondered how the French guns attained their courage. Was this a quality which could be taught to the German tumorous slugs? Then I realized how silly that sounded. Courage isn’t something which can be taught. It’s something that is innate. French 75mm fieldguns are brave because, well, that’s just how they rôle. How they roll. “Roll.” Get it? Because the cannon are mounted on gun carriages with wheels?

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