Al Murray's utterly unbiased account of British military glory. If the Americans think losing the Vietnam war was tough, they should try winning one (and then fading into obscurity while the Americans take the credit ...) Al Murray knows this and there's plenty more where that came from: Did you know that when the British faced the French in Madagascar in 1942 the French kept the fighting going just long enough to claim their battle pension? That Medium Density Fibreboard changed the course of the bomber war? That it was actually the Royal Navy who won the Battle of Britain? Al Murray reflects upon the two World Wars -- with the odd distracted tangent -- and looks at the personalities involved and the nature of success; and the fact that although we performed much better in both wars than we have ever given ourselves credit for, it left us broke and at the Americans' mercy.