ARMED FORCES: Operation Smack

Operations in which large numbers of men may lose their lives ought not to be described by code words which imply a boastful and overconfident sentiment, such as "Triumphant," or, conversely, which are calculated to invest the plan with an air of despondency, such as "Woebetide" . . . They ought not to be .. . . frivolous . . . After all, the world is wide, and intelligent thought will readily supply . . . well-sounding names which do not suggest the character of an operation or disparage it in any way and do not enable some widow...

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