O flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again, That fought and died for your wee bit hill and glen And stood against him, proud Edward's army, And sent him homeward tae think again.
A few days after our arrival in this village, Spiro Milio presented himself to Mavrocordato, with a corps of two hundred picked Chimariots, the most martial-looking men in the whole Army. They are not to be distinguished from Albanians, their dress and language being perfectly similar; but though their religion is Greek, they do not? understand one syllable of Greek.J.Millingen (1831), Memoirs of the affairs of Greece, pages 208-209
The general verdict among the German generals I interrogated in 1945 was that Field-Marshal von Manstein had proved the ablest commander in their Army, and the man they had most desired to become its Commander-in-Chief. It is very clear that he had a superb sense of operational possibilities and equal mastery in the conduct of operations, together with a greater grasp of the potentialities of mechanized forces than any other commander who had not been trained in the tank arm. In sum, he had military genius.erich von manstein
The Sixth Army, true to their oath and conscious of the lofty importance of their mission, have held their position to the last man and the last round for Führer and Fatherland unto the end.friedrich paulus
Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one Army the superiority over another.george washington
As a soldier who has spent a quarter of his life in the study of the science of arms, let me tell you I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war.Speaking in Carnegie Hall, New York City, on 4 April 1919.
By seizing the formerly little-known Height 102.0 – the Mamayev Hill - the Red Army fought its way to the fascists' den – Berlin. We are proud to say that our victory in Stalingrad radically changed the whole situation in the Second World War. And this victory meant that our Motherland had withstood one of the most difficult tests in its history.aleksandr vasilevsky
The Soviet Republic needs an Army that will be able to fight and conquer.1918 Speech to the Moscow Soviet of Workers', Soldiers'and Peasants' Deputies,19 Mar.
I was a kind of a one-man Army. I could solder circuits together, I could turn out things on the lathe, I could work with rockets and balloons. I'm a kind of a hybrid between an engineer and a physicist and astronomer."james van allen
England’s made a Jew of me in only eight weeks, which, on reflection, might be the least painful method. A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an Army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.philip roth
Since the liberation of the ancient city of Timbuktu by the French Army “operation serval” important leaders visited the historic city all focus on development, rebuilding, and restoration of its ancient historic sites.In "Visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Timbuktu."
Alarmed by the famine of 1770, captain John Garstin built this huge granary Golghar for the British Army in 1786. The massive structure is 29 m high and the walls are 3.6 m wide at the base. The winding stairway around this monument offers a brilliant panoramic view of the city and the Ganga flowing by.Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation, in "Destinations: Patna"
Before a standing Army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe.noah webster
Commanders and senior officers should die with troops. The honour of the British Empire and the British Army is at stake.Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
I have grown up with guns all my life, but people who like assault weapons they should join the United States Army, we have them.wesley clark
It was my view that the catastrophe. . . . could have been avoided if Vasilevsky had taken the position he should have. He could have taken a different position. . . . but he didn't do that, and as a result, in my view, he had a hand in the destruction of thousands of Red Army fighters in the Kharkov campaign.aleksandr vasilevsky
With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling and loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be used I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword.Robert E. Lee of Virginia, Colonel, U.S. Army, on resigning his commission (1861). He was soon appointed to the Virginia Militia and later headed the Confederate Army.
The only salvation for us is to stop being an incoherent, loose mob and to change into a strongly organized, disciplined Army.roman dmowski
There stretch'd a sleeping Army. One by one,They took their places until thousands met;No leader's stars flash'd on before, and noneLean'd on his sword or stagger'd with his gun --I wonder if their feet have rested yet!sarah morgan bryan piatt
I made it very plain: We will not have an all-volunteer Army. [Crowd boos] Let me restate that. We will not have a draft. [Crowd Cheers]george w. bush
Antagoras the poet was boiling a conger, and Antigonus, coming behind him as he was stirring his skillet, said, "Do you think, Antagoras, that Homer boiled congers when he wrote the deeds of Agamemnon?" Antagoras replied, "Do you think, O king, that Agamemnon, when he did such exploits, was a peeping in his Army to see who boiled congers?"Plutarch
An Army composed of sheep but led by a lion is more powerful than an Army of lions led by a sheep."Proverb" quoted by Agostino Nifo in De Regnandi Peritia (1523) as cited in Machiavelli - The First Century: Studies in Enthusiasm, Hostility, and Irrelevance (2005) by Mathew Thomson, p. 55
The British Army has fought for the establishment of our nation, and on all these occasions it is known that the discipline which exists in that Army has not destroyed its spirit. It is, thank God, what it was, still; and they will meet again with the same spirit when called on on a future occasion, and I hope and trust, whether men mean it or not, no man will be able to render a British soldier other than he is, one of the most respectable.Best, J., King v. Burdett (1820), 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 55; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 15.
I have two great enemies, the southern Army in front of me and the financial institutions, in the rear. Of the two, the one in the rear is the greatest enemy.Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Not found in Lincoln's works. This earliest this quote has been found is 1941.
The unfortunate soldiers were in want of everything; they had neither coats, nor hats, nor shirts, nor shoes; their feet and their legs froze till they grew black and it was often necessary to amputate them.... The Army frequently passed whole days without food.Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, observing the Continental Army at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, after his arrival from France (1777).
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