Quotes: Who said it and where? - Page 8




 
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Boots
 
February 22nd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
nope Lt COL Nick Vaux commander of the 42nd Commando, Royal Marines.

this one comes from WWII

A good commander is a man of high character (this the most important tribute), with power of decision the next most important attribute. He must have moral background, and this stems from high character, and he must be physically courageous, or successfully conceal the fact he is not. He must know the tools of his trade, tactics, and logisticsl He must be impartial. He must be calm under stress, He must reward promptly and punnish justly....

...The average general envies the buck private; when things go wrong, the private can blame the general, but the general can only blam himself. The private carries the woes of one man; the general carries the woes of all...


300 for the name
150 for his nickname
February 22nd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
General Omar Bradley "The GI General"
February 23rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
very good guess. You are on the right track. He is an American
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Boots
February 23rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Ike"
February 23rd, 2005  
Vitaly
 
MacArthur?
February 23rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
nope and nope...but he did serve in the Pacific Theater

Since you 2 are giving good guesses

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody
A good commander is a man of high character (this the most important tribute), with power of decision the next most important attribute. He must have moral background, and this stems from high character, and he must be physically courageous, or successfully conceal the fact he is not. He must know the tools of his trade, tactics, and logisticsl He must be impartial. He must be calm under stress, He must reward promptly and punnish justly....

...The average general envies the buck private; when things go wrong, the private can blame the general, but the general can only blam himself. The private carries the woes of one man; the general carries the woes of all...
400 for the name
250 for his nickname
February 23rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
General "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell
February 25th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
correct for 650 mil bucks

Normally, there is no ideal solution to military problems; every course has its advantages and disadvantages. One must select what seems best...persue it resolutely and accept the consequences.

300 for who said it

this one also comes from WWII
February 25th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Adolf Hitler?

Sounds like him in the "persue it resolutely" bit.
February 25th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
nope, but the guy who said it was a German