Army & Navy - Rangers in Scotland

"These men died by their own stupidity."

U.S. newsmen stopped short when they saw this sign in the Scottish highlands last week. They read the brutal details on white crosses over neatly heaped graves. "This man forgot to examine his climbing rope"; "This Royal Marine walked in front of his pal's rifle"; "This officer put a bomb down a three-inch mortar the wrong way"; "This man took up a position against the skyline."

With relief they learned that the graves were empty. But the incidents had been real enough. In the camp close by,...

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