Enormous numbers of people being killed in the fighting that has engulfed Europe (and which is also spreading its tentacles to Africa). Many grumble that rank and file soldiers and junior officers are being dying while men at the top of society are escaping the slaughter. It is true that the Grim Reaper is not taking away generals and politicians in his bumper harvest. Nevertheless, the people at the top of society are not immune from death’s reach. Today René Viviani, Prime Minister of France, receives the news he must have been dreading since his youngest son was reported missing in August. The body of Jean Viviani has been found, where he fell while attacking a German position with his regiment.