A fun simile to sum up wiping out your enemies with ease and efficiency.
For a while he was able to dispose of them with the ease of a marksman shooting plastic ducks at a fairground.
For other examples of Winder wit, see our celebration of his earlier book, Germania.
Source: Simon Winder, Danubia: A personal history of Habsburg Europe (London: Picador, 2013), p. 154
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