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What Some Key WW2 Players Said.....


No bastard has won a war by dying for his country. Wars are won by making other bastards die for their country

Only three principles of war: audacity, audacity, and audacity

It is foolish to mourn those who have fallen in war, but rather we should thank these men who have lived

Some idiot once said that you should protect the flanks, and since then the sons of bitches in the world have been concerned about the flanks. We do not want any of that in the Army III: Flanks are something for the enemy to worry about, not us

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight

Wars will be fought with weapons, but they are won by men

Courage is fear holding on a minute ...

Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom

War is an art, and as such is not susceptible to explanation by fixed formula

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I'll not

We will win this damn war if the British idiots leave us

A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow

My men can eat their belts, but my tanks can not run out of gas


If a single bomber flies over Germany or one bomb falls on Berlin, you can me  Meier

Americans can produce refrigerators and stoves, no planes

If we lose this war, may God have mercy on us

My Luftwaffe is invincible ... Now we focus on England. How long will this one last? ... Two, three weeks?

My measures will not be crippled by any bureaucracy. Here I don't have to worry about Justice; my mission is only to destroy and to exterminate; nothing more.
Speech in Frankfurt (3 March 1933), as quoted in Gestapo : Instrument of Tyranny (1956) by Edward Crankshaw, p. 48

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
Used during the German rearmament program

I decide who is Jewish and who is not!
To Himmler, to save an acquaintance in a death camp

The radar is nothing more than a black box and a few waves
Referring to the new British invention to detect Luftwaffe aircraft


Never give in.  Never give in.  Never. Never. Never.

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else.

I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.

Don't talk to me about naval tradition.  It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.

In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used to frequently take my advice.

Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.
-- W. Churchill, on General Montgomery

Churchill's remark after Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich pact with
Hitler: "You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor
and you will have war."

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen
in the image of Englishmen.

Hitler knows he will have to beat us in this island or lose the war

If I happen to find out that Hitler declared war on the Devil, I will send an ambassador to hell the next day

If Hitler invaded hell, I would have made at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons
After the Soviet-British alliance

This is not the end. Maybe it's the end of the beginning
After the German defeat at Stalingrad

Americans always do the right thing ... after they have exhausted all the alternatives

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat

We fight alone, but not for us alone

The champagne: in victory one deserves it, in defeat you need it

The only thing that really terrified me during the war was the threat of German submarines

The Italians lose wars as if they were football matches and football matches as if they were wars ...

And now we go. Sleep well, rest and prepare for tomorrow. Because there will be a tomorrow
To the French 1940


I'm Joan of Arc! I am Clemenceau!
General Charles de Gaulle, assuming at the Casablanca Conference with Churchill and Roosevelt that he represented the essence of the spirit of France

France has lost a battle but not lost the war

Character is the virtue of hard times

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

What we think of death only matters so that death makes us think of life

Only the dead have no problems


One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic

In the Red Army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance
In reference to the Order 227, better known as "Not one step back"

So the bastard is dead: Too bad you did not get him alive

Death solves all problems: kill the man, kill the problem

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and to whom the points

The Pope! How many divisions has he got?
In 1935, when a French journalist asked him if he thought of Pope Pius XI as an ally

In this war the British put in time, Americans the money and us blood.


A lie repeated 1000 times automatically becomes a truth

In the lust for wanton destruction reflected the full fury of the Anglo-American command. It is one of the most grotesque manifestations of history that Anglo-American youth risk their lives to carry out the Jewish desire for destruction. The Germans are the true defenders of European civilization

Again the red fire rises ... the factories and no more work for Herr Churchill ... Coventry tomorrow morning will rest between smoke and ruins

In advertising, as in love, everything is allowed to an end

No need to talk to the masses, the slogans are much more effective. These act on people as does alcohol


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