If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as it were not there.
I've been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.ernest hemingway
The Puerto Ricans forming the ranks of the gallant 65th Infantry on the battlefields of Korea … are writing a brilliant record of achievement in battle and I am proud indeed to have them in this command. I wish that we might have many more like them.Douglas MacArthur
In the US. Infantry Manual published during World War II, the soldier was told what to do if a live grenade fell into the trench where he and others were sitting: to wrap himself around the grenade so as to at least save the others. (If no one "volunteered," all would be killed, and there were only a few seconds to decide who would be the hero.)Anatol Rapoport
Infantry, Artillery, Aviation all that we have are yours to dispose of as you will…. I have come to say to you that the American people would be proud to be engaged in the greatest battle in history.
Especially in the beginning of the war, the guys who became good soldiers, and good Infantry men sort of had to accept that they were dead that they weren't going to get out of it. The statistics were so much their enemy that there wouldn't be much chance that in four or five years, that they would survive it. Some did... and in fact most of the men who got in combat did survive it.james jones
Sire, have pity on the Spanish Infantry, which, for lack of pay and out of sheer starvation, is scouring the low country round, plundering the peasantry in mere need of food. These disorders I cannot repress, much less can I punish them, for necessity has no law.william the silent
On the whole,one would say that their strength is in their Infantry, which fights along with the cavalry; admirably adapted to the action of the latter is the swiftness of certain foot soldiers, who are picked from the entire youth of their country, and stationed in front of the line.Tacitus
Sire, have pity on the Spanish Infantry, which, for lack of pay and out of sheer starvation, is scouring the low country round, plundering the peasantry in mere need of food. These disorders I cannot repress, much less can I punish them, for necessity has no law.
"The poorer the Infantry, the more artillery it needs; the American Infantry needs all it can get."