Actually having read an article on the BBC web site about the American Civil war I understand that they now believe the war dead has been estimated far too low, possibly by 22% (I think) so I'd like to go back to any battle where casual observers were relatively safe, and see how the reality checks against historical records/modern understanding.
I'm not so sure about being present at the battle looking at the casualty ratio but I'd like to have been able to have seen the battle of Arnhem from our side of the bridge. The doggedness and bravery of those that held out so long has fascinated me since I saw the chap with the brolly wander across the bridge in A Bridge Too Far at about 7.
Theres countless others but that one always sticks in my mind.
To spend the last few days in the Bunker, May 1945. Feck me, the atmosphere must have been amazine, the smell appalling and the sight of coupling in the corridors unbelieveable. and finally those words... "Don't worry Eva, it's not loaded."