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Offline Zulu1966

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Favourite Military Quotes.
« on: February 01, 2013, 04:18:34 PM »
I will start with one

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs - you may have missed something very important." (Royal Marine - Bagram Airfield 2002)
"you are the rule maker, the dictator, the mini- Stalin, Mao, Hitler, the emperor, generalissimo, the MAN. You may talk the talk and appear to be quite easy going to foster popularity, but to the MAN I say F*CK YOU." And Steve G is F******g rude ? Just another day on the BF forum ... one demented idiots reaction to BF disagreeing about the thickness of the armour on a Tiger II turret mantlet.


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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 09:21:19 PM »
Check out my second sig..not GBS ...the other one.
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 09:24:10 AM »
"The art of war is simple enough.  Find out where your enemy is.  Get to him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."
Ulysses S. Grant

"There's nothing quite as exhilirating as be shot at and missed."
Winston Churchill

"Rifle companies don't vote themselves up hills."

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 10:36:36 AM »
Kurtz und Vives - translates to short and lively. Frederick the Great.


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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 03:35:51 PM »
"War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula"
- General George Patton Jr
“No wants, no needs, we weren't meant for that, none of us.  Man stagnates if he has no ambition, no desire to be more than he is.”

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead"

Flag Officer David Glasgow Farragut at the battle of Mobile Bay, 1864.
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

'Clip those corners'

Recombobulate the discombobulators!

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 04:48:11 PM »
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"The art of war is simple enough.  Find out where your enemy is.  Get to him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."
Ulysses S. Grant

This was my first choice as well.
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 04:57:21 PM »
"Git thar fust with the most men." -N.B. Forrest on strategy
Vituđ ér enn - eđa hvat?  -Voluspa

Nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls and nothing's ever worth the cost...

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 07:21:29 PM »
In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible. -Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 10:05:33 PM »
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
 
Major General Ferdinand Foch, 1911
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Offline Atilla60

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 12:41:16 AM »
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
 - Robert E. Lee
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Offline Zulu1966

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 04:47:15 AM »
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
 - Robert E. Lee

Yes one of my favourites.

Another ( though not sure its genuine ) was patton, who said when surveying a just fought battlefield with carnage  all around said to a soldier with him.

"God help me son, but I love this"
"you are the rule maker, the dictator, the mini- Stalin, Mao, Hitler, the emperor, generalissimo, the MAN. You may talk the talk and appear to be quite easy going to foster popularity, but to the MAN I say F*CK YOU." And Steve G is F******g rude ? Just another day on the BF forum ... one demented idiots reaction to BF disagreeing about the thickness of the armour on a Tiger II turret mantlet.

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 04:55:29 AM »
Nothing is so good for the morale of the troops as occasionally to see a dead general.
   - Field Marshal Slim
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

'Clip those corners'

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 05:56:32 AM »
"I'm ashamed of you, dodging that may.  They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance..."
-General John Sedgwick, seconds before he was shot through the head

Offline bob48

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 07:45:40 AM »
^LOL -yeah, I was thinking of that one as well ;)
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

'Clip those corners'

Recombobulate the discombobulators!