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Archive for WWII Quotes

Famous and some not so famous quotes from World War II. Here you will find daily, sometimes twice daily postings of quotes from some well known and not so well known WWII figures.

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”Winston Churchill (November 10, 1942)

Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill (11/20/1874 — 1/24/1965) was a British politician and statesman who was known for his leadership during WWII. He is regarded as one of the great wartime leaders and served as prime minister from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955. Churchill was well known for his speeches, which were a great inspiration to the British people, as well as to the Allied forces. Upon his death, the Queen granted him the honor of a state funeral which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.

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No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. – General George S. PattonGeorge Patton

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“Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.” — President F.D. Roosevelt referring to Douglas MacArthur

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (01/30/1882 — 04/12/1945), also known by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States and the only president elected into more than two terms in office. FDR was a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the U.S. during a time of worldwide economic crisis and war, and worked closely with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Germany and Japan in World War II.

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“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you….I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” - Order of the Day, 6 June, 1944
– General Dwight D. Eisenhower

General Dwight D. Eisenhower talking to 101st Paratroopers before D-DayGeneral Dwight D Eisenhower (10/14/1890 — 03/39/1969) was a five-star general in the U.S. Army. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Eisenhower was responsible for creating the major war plans to defeat Japan and Germany which he did until June 1942. He then served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II and was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of Germany and France from 1944 until 1945. General Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States in 1953 and remained in office until 1961.

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Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends. - General Dwight D. Eisenhower

General Dwight D. Eisenhower talking to 101st Paratroopers before D-DayGeneral Dwight D Eisenhower (10/14/1890 — 03/39/1969) was a five-star general in the U.S. Army. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Eisenhower was responsible for creating the major war plans to defeat Japan and Germany which he did until June 1942. He then served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II and was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of Germany and France from 1944 until 1945. General Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States in 1953 and remained in office until 1961.

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