And there was one specific reason why ...
They remind me of the biting WW1 satire Oh! What a Lovely War.
We are still very much Lions Led by Donkeys, especially when Hancock & others blithely read out the daily 'casualty figures', (putting on a sad face), spurting out what seems to them just random numbers.
It reminds me of the scenes in the stage play and film when they project the numbers of the dead in the background, while the generals in the foreground blunder on.
Remember, we are all just cannon fodder to this government.