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Offline bayonetbrant

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 10:52:59 AM »
"You, you, and you... panic. The rest of you, come with me."
- U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sgt.

love it ;D
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2013, 03:25:46 PM »
A classic from Bismarck:

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an
election.
- Otto Von Bismarck
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 02:15:35 AM »
Gen. Montgomery: Your men don't salute much.

Gen. Freyberg (GOC 2 NZ Division): Yes, but if you wave at them they'll usually wave back.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 02:20:38 AM by Pinetree »
Gen. Montgomery: "Your men don't salute much."
Gen. Freyberg: "Well, if you wave at them they'll usually wave back."

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 06:13:03 AM »
August 15, 1945
ComThirdFlt to Alnavco.

Cease Firing.  The War is over.
But if any enemy planes fly over, shoot them down in a friendly manner.

Adm Wm Halsey, commanding.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.