Which war would that be pre. To a lot of us oldies that'll probably be WW2, then the slightly less oldies will think the Korean (even though it was only a police action) we then have Malaya,Aden,Suez, Cyprus, NI, Falklands and sundry other skirmishes in between. I'm well aware that at the moment the forces are going through a hell of a time but you aren't the first and definitely won't be the last. Just keep your head down, watch your mates back and look forward to Post War.
1939- Germany were thinking about an extended tour into Poland?
1950- north Koreans were thinking about an extended tour into south Korea?
1954- North Vietnam decided it was about time they booted out the French?
1967- Half the Arab nations think it's time to sort out those pesky Isrealis?
1982- Dear old Maggie needs a re-election, time for a trip down south?
1990- Those tiresome Iraqis are saber rattling, send in the troops?
2001-Bush and co were thinking of going on an extended tour into the middle east?
I thought this was refering to when kids had: rickettes, T.B, diptheria, rubella, whooping cough, measles, polio, tapeworms and other assorted ailments ....not all at the same time of course...you only got the rest if you survived the first.