More Artillery Quotes


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"Artillerymen have a love for their guns which is perhaps stronger than the feeling of any soldier for his weapon or any part of his equipment."
Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall

"If, -after the battle is over, your infantry don't like you, you are a poor artilleryman." Captain Henry Reilly The Field Artillery Journal, September-October 1940

"Our artillery . . . The Germans feared it almost more than anything we had." Ernie Pyle "Brave Men", 1944

"The artillery was my strongest tool. Often it was my only reserve .... I repeatedly said it was more a matter of the infantry supporting the artillery than the artillery supporting the infantry.... I wish I knew the countless times that positions were taken or held due solely to TOT's ...."
Major General R. 0. Barton Commanding US 4th Infantry Division World War II (Reminiscing with his division artillery commander)

There is no other arm of the service whose efficiency is so directly dependent upon its officers as is the field artillery."
Major General William J. Snow
Letter in "The Shrapnel-1924"
The Field Artillery School 1 March 1924

Thanks a lot! :tank:
(yes, I know it's a tank :cry: ... I'll make some Arty smilies soon... :D )