D: Daladier – Douhet – Military Quotes and Quotations
“If the blood of France and of Germany flows again, as it did twenty-five years ago, in a longer and even more murderous war, each of the two peoples will fight with confidence in its own victory, but the most certain victors will be the forces of destruction and barbarism.”
– Édouard Daladier, French Premier (1939)
“Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”
– Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, 4 june 1918.
Leading Marines at Belleu Wood.
Later Dan Daly told a Marine Historian;
“What I really yelled was: For Christ’s sake, men-COME ON! Do you want to live forever?”
Dan Daly served with Marine Fourth Brigade in WW1.
Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daley was awarded two Medals of Honor and a lot of other awards/medals.
Dan Daly is still one of the great legends of the Marines.
“Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.”
– Josephus Daniels
“I don’t know why I got a medal, all I wanted was to get home alive.”
– Shalom David
Israeli paratrooper awarded after the battle of “Ammunition Hill”,
one of the bloodiest fights in the 1967 war.
“It is part of a sailor’s life to die well”
– Commodore Stephen Decatur
on the death of Captain James Lawrence, June 1813
“Economics is war pursued by other means”
– Raymond F. DeVoe
“Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!”
– Ngo Dinh Diem (on becoming President of Vietnam)
“The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
“The enemy holds every trump card, covering all areas with long-range air patrols and using location methods against which we still have no warning…
The enemy knows all our secrets and we know none of his.”
– Grand Admiral Doenitz
Commander in Chief of the German Navy (1943)
“I asked for a few Americans. They brought with them the courage of a whole army.”
– General Abdul Rashid Dostum
on the Green Berets in Nov. 2001
“The issue is not war and peace, rather, how best to preserve our freedom.”
– General Russell E. Dougherty
“To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat.”
– General Giulio Douhet: The Command of the Air, 1921
“Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after they occur”
– General Giulio Douhet
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