so what you are basically saying is that...
people in a battle situation behave in horrible ways: disgusting, hateful and shameful ways.
That's just the way war is.
You wouldn't think that from an army recruiting video though.
Or a memorial service.
Or war films.
Or a battle report from an 'embedded reporter'.
Or any sentence containing the word 'Glory'.
War is basically shit.
It's helpful to be reminded of that from time to time, because it's glossed over in 98% of the media we see referring to war. I think most people have a picture in their heads of war that bears little relation to the reality.
Personally, I think they should show the tattered remains of the slain on the news of every person who dies in one of our 'elective' conflicts like Afghanistan or Iraq: even if that takes 10 minutes each night.
It would be horrible.
So horrible, that people would realise whatever we were killing for really wasn't worth it.
There's very little worth killing each other for.
If you're going to fight: fight, but no country that has chosen this path should be able to claim ignorance about the consequences.