Archive for the ‘WWII Quotes’ Category

Jun 06

June 6 – D Day – General Dwight D. Eisenhower Quote

“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 (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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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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