Here is something amusing and light hearted about some cultural differences between the Brits and us. Read the whole story (its not long), but here are a couple of paragraphs to give you the flavor of the thing:
US Corporal Mike Kennard said: "I really like how people always seem to find time to make a brew, whether it is half an hour before we take out artillery positions or half an hour after we take in incoming artillery. Everyone sits around and has a brew and it takes some of the stress away."
His boss, Captain Rick Mattoso, said: "When we called in a fire mission to blow something up, one of the guys in a Scimitar said lets sit down and have a brew in the middle of incoming artillery."