Trying to find a quote/author




 
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March 30th, 2006  
pointduhoc
 

Topic: Trying to find a quote/author


Hey all!I need some help and all of you history buffs are just the group to ask:I want to say this is from the Civil War, but am not 100% sure. I'mlooking for the quote (saying and person) that said something like,"My flank is failing, my center is out of ammunition; I believe wewill attack."Who said that and what is the correct quote?HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank s in advance.
March 31st, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
"We are outnumbered, there is only one thing to do. We must attack!"
- Admiral Andrew Cunningham, 11 November 1940.
Before attacking the Italian fleet at Taranto
And/or this one

Quote:
"Ma droite est enfoncée, ma gauche cède - tout va bien - j'attaque"
"My right has been pushed back, my left is giving way - Excellent - Now I attack!"
or
"Hard pressed on my right; my left is in retreat. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking. Attaquez!"
- General Ferdinand Foch (to General Joffre during Battle of the Marne)
From Liddel-Harts book "Reputations"
http://www.military-quotes.com/funny-quotes-2.htm

Could also be one of these

Quote:

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem."
- Attributed to Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
(I have found three versions of this one)
The quotes may not be Chesty Pullers,
but may instead have been said by General O.P.Smith

"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of
us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an
enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written
the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22
enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty
ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the
process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.
http://www.military-quotes.com/chesty-puller.htm
March 31st, 2006  
pointduhoc
 
Redleg,

The:
"Ma droite est enfoncée, ma gauche cède - tout va bien - j'attaque"
"My right has been pushed back, my left is giving way - Excellent - Now I attack!"
or
"Hard pressed on my right; my left is in retreat. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking. Attaquez!"
- General Ferdinand Foch (to General Joffre during Battle of the Marne)

quote was the one I've been looking for! Thanks so much!
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April 1st, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
You're welcome...