Tag: War

Quotes February 15, 2019

I am the Flail of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would have not sent a punishment like me upon you.
Genghis Khan
 
 
 
 
If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.
Stonewall Jackson
 
 
 
 
Dec. 23, 1944 – “Battle of the Bulge” – An entire U.S. armored division was retreating from the Germans in the Ardennes forest when a sergeant in a tank destroyer spotted an American digging a foxhole. The GI, PFC Martin, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, looked up and asked, “Are you looking for a safe place?” “Yeah” answered the tanker. “Well, buddy,” he drawled, “just pull your vehicle behind me…I’m the 82nd Airborne, and this is as far as the bastards are going.”
 
 
 
 
“If there is a god, he’ll have to beg for my forgiveness”
Written on the walls of a concentration camp by an anonymous victim of the Nazis.

Quotes December 07, 2018

“No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb. We know now that a nation can have peace with the Nazis only at the price of total surrender.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt, on why appeasing Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government in Germany was not a rational policy.
 
 
 
 
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.
Erwin Rommel
 
 
 
 
How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.
Alexander the Great
 
 
 
 
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Golda Meir
 
 
 
 
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quotes November 30, 2018

“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.”
Henri Barbusse, 1916
 
 
 
 
“The cries of the wounded had much diminished now, and as we staggered down the road, the reason was only too apparent, for the water was right over the tops of the shell-holes.”
Captain Edwin Vaughan, 1917
 
 
 
 
“I wish those people who talk about going on with this war whatever it costs could see the soldiers suffering from mustard gas poisoning. Great mustard-coloured blisters, blind eyes, all sticky and stuck together, always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke.”
Nurse Vera Brittain, 1933

Quotes November 23, 2018

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
John Adams
 
 
 
 
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman
 
 
 
 
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost – and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.
Walter Cronkite
 
 
 
 
As to war, I am and always was a great enemy, at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life and were I young again, should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived.
Daniel Morgan

Our Third Thirds: I am who I am because of Vietnam

“Vietnam touched us. All of us. Bombs didn’t land on our homes, but they detonated in our lives.”

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