The British do the fighting , the English win the war . I suppose most people from outside Britain would expect the Scots, Welsh and other soldiers to feel resentful about this , but that's rarely the case - most of them are usually quietly proud . I remember a Scots friend once telling me with a twinkle how some battle (Arnheim?)or other in the second world war had in fact been fought by a Scots regiment and not by the stiff-upper-lip English brigades portrayed in the film we'd been watching about it.
This was a dreadful song it must be said . I admire MgM's honesty for having admitted to ever liking it. lol How did you win so many wars with songs like that? The Irish have much better war songs , but always end up on the losing side! .