Archive for the ‘WWII Quotes’ Category

Jul 22

President Roosevelt Quote about Douglas MacArther

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

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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May 13

“Acclaim earned in blood” – General Eisenhower Quote

WWII Quote of the Day: May 13: 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→ Read more

Apr 21

WW2 Quote Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (04/04/1884 — 04/18/1943) was a Naval Marshal General and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during WWII. A graduate of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and a student of Harvard University Yamamoto held several important posts in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Admiral Yamamoto was the commander-in-chief during the early years of the Pacific War and was responsible for major battles including Pearl Harbor and Midway. On the morning of April 18th, Isoroku Yamamoto took off for an inspection tour in the Solomon Islands when his plane was shot down by First Lieutenant Rex T. Barber. Yamamoto’s body was found the next day. His death was a major blow to the morale of the Japanese military during WWII.

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Apr 07

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country” – Patton

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. Patton

 

 

 

 

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Nov 12

World War II Quote “Americans Love to Fight” – Patton

“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”

-General George S. Patton, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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