The latest MoD survey of 10500 Army, RN and RAF personnel reveals that 45% officers and 56% other ranks believe that morale is low. Only 12% think that morale is high. Overall, levels of morale were 6% worse than in the previous survey in 2007. Is this really true? Could it just be a case of having a moan? If true, what is the possible impact upon the conflict? Field Marshall Montgomery said: "The morale of the soldier is the greatest single factor in war."