I met someone from the German side and we both shared the same opinion: we fought, we finished and we were friends... It wasn't worth it.— Harry Patch
Seductive World War 1 quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
War is organized murder, and nothing else.
The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow.
The eyes of the world are upon you.
The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield.
We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The world must know what happened, and never forget.
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
...let men express the intense admiration, which I share with all other Americans, of the record made by the Marines.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it.
Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air.
History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of the Soviet Union.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
I'll come back as soon as I can with as much as I can. In the meantime, you've got to hold!
According to the international organization for migration, more than 1 million migrants have arrived in Europe this year, the most since World War II. Half of them were Syrian.
Rejected names for World War II: 'Global Super Killfest', 'Germaniacal Japandamonium', 'World War 1: New Moon'.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
Singapore could only be taken after a siege by an army of at least 50,000 men.
It is not considered possible that the Japanese would embark on such a mad enterprise.
When you say that after World War I there was a pandemic that killed more people than the war itself, most will say: "Wait, are you kidding? I know World War I, but there was no World War 1.5, was there?" But people were traveling around after the war, and that meant the force of infection was much higher. And the problem is that the rate of travel back then was dramatically less than what we have nowadays.
When World War II started on September 1, 1939, the German army contained 3.
74 million soldiers and 103 divisions.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Never in history has the navy landed an army at the planned time and place.
But if you land us anywhere within 50 miles of Fedela and within 1 week of D-Day. I'll go ahead and win.
Maybe we are a little crazy. After all, we believe in things we don't see. The Scriptures say that faith is "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Heb. 11:1). We believe poverty can end even though it is all around us. We believe in peace even though we hear only rumours of wars. And since we are people of expectation, we are so convinced that another world is coming that we start living as if it were already here.