Very good article Benjamin and a revealing insight into the mentality of front line troops and their coping mechanism for those of us who have never been in such situations.
But your title suggests you are missing the point about Valhalla, in Norse myth those who qualify for entry don’t get buried there, they spend eternity feasting and drinking in the great hall. Enjoy your eternity and spare a thought for those of us whose fate will be the equivalent of eternal coronavirus lockdown.

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