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During The Second World War, The Germans Took Four Years To Build The Atlantic Wall. On Four Beaches It Held Up The Allies For About An Hour At Omaha It Held Up The U. S. For Less Than One Day. The Atlantic Wall Must Therefore Be Regarded As One Of The Greatest Blunders In Military History.
~ Stephen Ambrose
The Consensus Seemed To Be That If Really Large Numbers Of Men Were Sent To Storm The Mountain, Then Enough Might Survive The Rocks To Take The Citadel. This Is Essentially The Basis Of All Military Thinking.
~ Terry Pratchett, Eric
Before A War Military Science Seems A Real Science, Like Astronomy But After A War It Seems More Like Astrology.
~ Rebecca West
Airplanes Are Interesting Toys But Of No Military Value.
~ Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French military strategist, 1911, July 18 2005 Information Week, P. 72
Dead Battles, Like Dead Generals, Hold The Military Mind In Their Dead Grip.
~ Barbara Tuchman
Only An Alert And Knowledgeable Citizenry Can Complel The Proper Meshing Of The Huge Industrial And Military Machinery Of Defense With Our Peaceful Methods And Goals, So That Security And Liberty May Prosper Together.
~ Dwight D Eisenhowe
And Now, Like The Old Soldier Of That Ballad, I Now Close My Military Career, And Just Fade Away... An Old Soldier Who Tried To Do His Duty, As God Gave Him The Light To See That Duty. Good-bye.
~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Farewell address, quoted on "We Interrupt This Broadcast" CD- ROM
Love Is A Kind Of Military Service.
~ Latin Prove
Before A War, Military Science Seems A Real Science, Like Astronomy. After A War It Seems More Like Astrology.
~ Dame Rebecca West
The One Bonus Of Not Lifting The Ban On Gays In The Military Is That The Next Time The Government Mandates A Draft, We Can All Declare We Are Homosexual Instead Of Running Off To Canada.
~ Lorne Bloch
Over Grown Military Establishments Are Under Any Form Of Government Inauspicious To Liberty, And Are To Be Regarded As Particularly Hostile To Republican Liberty.
~ George Washington
The People Of The South Have Rejected The Constitutional Amendment, And Therefore We Will March Upon Them And Force Them To Adopt It At The Point Of The Bayonet, And Establish Military Power Over Them Until They Do Adopt It.
~ John Whitehead
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